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Rose Bowl moved from Pasadena to Durham, N.C.

Updated: October 14, 2001, 3:34 PM ET
By Joe Goldstein | Special to ESPN.com

One of the most stumping questions in sports is where was the 1942 Rose Bowl game played?

It wasn't Pasadena. It was Durham, N.C. and was the Rose Bowl pairing Oregon State and Duke. Why?

Six days after Japan blindsided the U.S. fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the U.S. Army directed the Governor of California (Earl Warren, later the noted chief of the U.S. Supreme Court) to cancel the Jan. 11, 1942 tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl.

The Army ...

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