Photo from 1942 Rose Bowl game of players on the field

On This Day: January 1, 1942

Rose Bowl at Duke

In 1942, Duke and Oregon State played the first Rose Bowl held anywhere other than Pasadena, CA. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had urged extra caution for a potential second attack along the West Coast after Pearl Harbor a month before, and the Rose Bowl was canceled – until Duke stepped in. With nowhere else to play, Duke offered to host the game.