Men of Roses To Be Honored

Oregon State will be honoring the “Men of Roses” 1942 Rose Bowl team during tomorrow’s Homecoming game against Washington State.

The 1941 team that won the Rose Bowl in 1942 over Duke, is the only Oregon State team to ever win the Rose Bowl, in the only Rose Bowl not played in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, as the game was moved to Durham, NC, to avoid concerns about the event possibly being the target of a Japanese attack, given the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the US’s entry into World War II, less than a month before.

The Beavers will wear a special battleship gray helmet, above, with specific references to “1942” and the “Rose Bowl”, as well as a commemorative patch on their jerseys.

The Oregon State University Marching Band will have a 1940’s themed half time show as well.

Beaver Walk is at 5:30, and kickoff against the Cougars is at 7:52 PM, on ESPN2 (broadcast starts at 7:45).

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com

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