The Rose Bowl Clause Won’t Just Be In Pasadena Anymore

Posted by Lisa Horne on August-7-2009 Add Comments

One of the more controversial topics in college football—the clause that puts a non-BCS conference team in the Rose Bowl if one of the bowl's league champions goes to the National Championship Game—just got more controversial.

At Pac-10 Media Day, I had the chance to talk to David Davis, former President of the Tournament of Roses ('04-'05), who clarified that "clause."

First of all, that clause has been around "for awhile," and that it was only recently publicized. Moreover, every BCS Bowl "will eventually" have the same clause as the one currently used for the Rose Bowl.

It makes sense, if you think about it. Kevin Ash, Chief Administrative Officer for the Rose Bowl Game explained the ...

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