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The 1934 Rose Bowl Game – Part 1


November 9, 2018

As another football season winds down, we can take this opportunity to look at another game that has become part of United States sports lore. That confrontation was the Rose Bowl game played on Jan. 1, 1934.

The competing squads that day in Pasadena, California, were the Stanford Indians and the Columbia Lions.

Both Stanford and Columbia are among the most prestigious academic institutions in the United States. One recent ranking of the nation’s best colleges had them tied for fifth place (behind Princeton, Harvard, Chicago and Yale).

Moreover, Stanford plays big-time college football to...

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