With Michigan State’s victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game, the Spartans clinched a berth in the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1988; a game MSU won 20-17 over USC. For the Big Ten, it meant only it’s third Rose Bowl victory in the last 15 years; going 2-12 from 1974 to 1987.
The years that followed, however, the Big Ten experienced a great amount of success from 1989-2000 going 8-4 over the Pac-10 (now 12) in the Rose Bowl.
Now the Big Ten, not just Michigan State, is praying for history to repeat itself.
Since Wisconsin’s victory over Stanford in 2000, the Big Ten has only won one Rose Bowl (Ohio State, 2010) since.
Now with the Spartans return to Pasadena with only two Big Ten Rose Bowl wins in the last 14 seasons behind them, MSU looks to, once again, right the Big Ten ship that has drifted off course. The Michigan State Rose Bowl packages are going very very fast. Snowbirds like myself are looking to snatch ’em up really quickly. The green and white Rose Bowl packages have sold out, although there’s still plenty of the premium packages with VIP hospitality available. They don’t include airfare, but they do include meet and greet with former NCAA legends at the Rose Bowl VIP tailgate.
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