The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA is set to host its 106th college bowl game. As has been the tradition, the opposing teams get to enjoy a day visiting Disneyland as part of the pre-game fun.
Oregon finished the regular season with an 11-2 record and claimed the Pac 12 Conference title, while Wisconsin won the Big Ten West, finishing the season with a 10-3 record.
While at the park, players enjoy a few attractions and usually participate in a press conference before they meet on the field. This year the conference was held inside the historic Opera House on Main Street USA. This is their only joint meeting of the bowl week.
At the press conference was Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal along with Oregon leading players: linebacker Troy Dye, quarterback Justin Herbert, defensive tackle Jordan Scott and offensive lineman Calvin Throckmorton. Also present was Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst along with Wisconsin leading players: running back Jonathan Taylor, linebacker Chris Orr, center Tyler Biadasz, and linebacker Zack Baun. The team members were welcomed by none other than Mickey Mouse, plus Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber, Disneyland Vice President, Kris Theiler, and Disneyland Resort Ambassador Rafa Barron.
This year’s Rose Bowl Game will be the sixth meeting between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Oregon Ducks and second time in The Granddaddy of Them All. The Badgers and Ducks met in the 2012 Rose Bowl Game with Oregon emerging victorious, 45-38.
(Photo courtesy Disneyland. Joshua Sudock photographer.)