January 1, 1916

Brown Plays in First Annual Tournament of Roses

Brown’s 1915 team had the honor of playing in the first annual Rose Bowl game. The small Brown squad and the rest of the travel party took a special Pullman car to Pasadena. The journey lasted six days and was described as “a corking good trip.” Separated from their equipment trunks along the way, the team played in borrowed uniforms and, more importantly, without mud cleats, losing to Washington State 14–0 in a heavy rainstorm.