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Rose Bowl Requiem – 60th anniversary of the historic Faculty Council vote
November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom
Join Varsity O, in partnership with The Ohio State University Alumni Association, the Cheer & Brutus Alumni Society, TBDBITL Alumni Club and The Ohio State University Retirees Association Society, for a special conversation about how the 1961 Big Ten championship football championship team was denied an invitation to the Rose Bowl and the controversy that followed.
Todd Jones, senior writer for the Ohio State Alumni Magazine, and Bill Shkurti, adjunct professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, mark the 60th anniversary of this unprecedented series of events with a retrospective look at the 1961 season. Using vintage photos and other items, they’ll review the season, the decision not to go to Pasadena, and the university’s efforts to heal after such a divisive episode.