Rose Bowl

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) throws oranges to the crowd after his team won the Orange Bowl on Thursday, in Miami Gardens, Fla.  (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

CFP needs reboot after ratings flop

The College Football Playoff is a marvelous thing. The timing of the…

 

Stanford coach David Shaw, walking off with another Rose Bowl prize, would require only a 14-mile reach for the 49ers. But Shaw likely wants no part of a struggling franchise’s inner workings. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Unless Jed vanishes, Shaw-49ers no match

PASADENA — Forget Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Coach Khaki, who says…

 

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, right, scores past Iowa linebacker Bo Bower during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)

McCaffrey’s joyride has no limits

PASADENA, Calif. — Welcome to The Year of Christian, 2016, when he’ll…

 

Stanford loves Rose scent

PASADENA, Calif. - Kevin Hogan will make a bit of Rose Bowl…

Stanford QB Kevin Hogan (8) scores on a throw from teammate Christian McCaffrey during the Pac-12 Conference championship against USC on Dec. 5 in Santa Clara. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Hogan’s career: Guts, faith

LOS ANGELES — The low point of Kevin Hogan’s season came in…

Stanford QB Kevin Hogan (8) scores on a throw from teammate Christian McCaffrey during the Pac-12 Conference championship against USC on Dec. 5 in Santa Clara. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Former college football announcer Keith Jackson, center, will be formally honored at the Rose Bowl next month when the stadium’s radio and TV booths will are renamed “The Keith Jackson Broadcast Center.” (Dean Hare/AP)

Whoa, Nellie: A Keith Jackson Appreciation

LOS ANGELES — Amid these tumultuous times of playoff debates, player suspensions…

Former college football announcer Keith Jackson, center, will be formally honored at the Rose Bowl next month when the stadium’s radio and TV booths will are renamed “The Keith Jackson Broadcast Center.” (Dean Hare/AP)
Stanford head coach David Shaw says he has no plans to coach in the NFL. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The Cardinal Rule

Wait, what are YOU doing here? Yeah, you, in the vivid red…

Stanford head coach David Shaw says he has no plans to coach in the NFL. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Mark J. Terrill/APMarcus Mariota and Oregon's victory over Florida State sent the Ducks into the national title game against Ohio State.

Playoff brings meaning back to college football

No matter how many teams are involved, there will be pissing and…

Mark J. Terrill/APMarcus Mariota and Oregon's victory over Florida State sent the Ducks into the national title game against Ohio State.
Mark J. Terrill/AP PhotoOregon quarterback Marcus Mariota

Rose Bowl rout! Oregon crushes Florida State

PASADENA -- Touchdown. Turnover. Touchdown. Turnover. Touchdown. And on it went for…

Mark J. Terrill/AP PhotoOregon quarterback Marcus Mariota
Mike McCarn/AP PhotoFlorida State quarterback Jameis Winston will be facing Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.

Ducks, 'Noles ready for Rose Bowl like no other

LOS ANGELES -- For years, college football fans pleaded for a playoff.…

Mike McCarn/AP PhotoFlorida State quarterback Jameis Winston will be facing Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.
John Raoux/AP file photoFlorida State quarterback Jameis Winston will look to take advantage of an Oregon secondary that is missing a starter.

Oregon's challenge: Stop Winston without star corner

LOS ANGELES -- Just when it seemed Oregon's defense was peaking at…

John Raoux/AP file photoFlorida State quarterback Jameis Winston will look to take advantage of an Oregon secondary that is missing a starter.
Rick Bowmer/APOregon quarterback Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy this season and will face last year's Heisman winner

Rose Bowl QBs: Comparing Oregon's Mariota, Florida State's Winston

PASADENA â€" College football has never had a quarterback matchup quite like…

Rick Bowmer/APOregon quarterback Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy this season and will face last year's Heisman winner
Wade Payne/APStanford pitching coach Rusty Filter

Not so rosy finish to the season for Stanford

With the 100th Rose Bowl on the line, David Shaw stuck to…

Wade Payne/APStanford pitching coach Rusty Filter
Chris Carlson/apDavid Shaw is often mentioned in connection with NFL job openings

Rose Bowl coaches show power of persistence

Stanford’s David Shaw and Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio have built powerhouse teams…

Chris Carlson/apDavid Shaw is often mentioned in connection with NFL job openings
Mark J. Terrill/APStanford coach David Shaw

Stanford, Michigan St. start Rose Bowl week with trip to Disneyland

ANAHEIM -- Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio declined to give any details…

Mark J. Terrill/APStanford coach David Shaw
Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY SportsStanford running back Stepfan Taylor was crowned the Rose Bowl’s offensive MVP after running for 88 yards and a touchdown.

Stanford jumps out to quick lead, grabs first Rose Bowl win since ’72

After a 14-point flourish to start the game, the Stanford offense went…

Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY SportsStanford running back Stepfan Taylor was crowned the Rose Bowl’s offensive MVP after running for 88 yards and a touchdown.
Jae Hong/APA New Year’s track meet: The Rose Bowl will feature two of college football’s best running backs in Stanford’s Stepfan Taylor

Cardinal, Badgers set for holiday clash in annual Rose Bowl

On the surface, Stanford and Wisconsin appear to be mirror images of…

Jae Hong/APA New Year’s track meet: The Rose Bowl will feature two of college football’s best running backs in Stanford’s Stepfan Taylor
Jae C. Hong/APStanford coach David Shaw high-fives Mickey Mouse at Disneyland.

Stanford Cardinal gets ready in SoCal for Rose Bowl

Wisconsin is in the Rose Bowl for the third straight year. This…

Jae C. Hong/APStanford coach David Shaw high-fives Mickey Mouse at Disneyland.