History of the Game: 1942 Rose Bowl

by Travis Normand

This week’s issue of Sports Illustrated apparently contains an article on the 1942 Rose Bowl.  The article is titled War and Roses — How the 1942 Rose Bowl Rallied a Rattled Country.”

Here is one of my favorite excerpts from the article:

Curtis takes readers through the mud-soaked game in which the Beavers upset Duke. Many of the players and coach Wade would later fight together in World War II, and some lost their lives. “I go into the Air Service January 24th, and if I get killed, I can take it now and die happy—that’s how you feel when you win a Rose Bowl football game,” said Martin Chaves, the winning captain. . . . (PAGE 122)

You can read more excerpts from the article by clicking HERE.

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