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The first Rose Bowl Game was played between Michigan and Stanford on Jan 1, 1902, at Tournament Park in Pasadena, Calif. The game wasn't played again until 1916 when Washington State beat Brown. A year later, Oregon beat Penn in the game.
In the two years that followed, the game didn't feature a team from either the modern-day Big Ten or Pac-12. Instead, teams representing military bases — Mare Island Naval Shipyard (1918 and 1919), Fort Lewis (1918) and Naval Station Great Lakes (1919) — participated.
The conferences resumed their now-century-old tradition in 1920 and at least one of the conferences has been represented in nearly every Rose Bowl since.
How many Rose Bowls have not included a team from the Big Ten or Pac-12?
In addition to 1918 and 1919, both the 2001 Rose Bowl and 2018 Rose Bowl didn't feature a team from either conference.
Nebraska and Miami (FL) met in the 2001 Rose Bowl, which was also the BCS National Championship, and Georgia and Oklahoma met in the 2018 Rose Bowl, which was also a College Football Playoff National Semifinal.
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