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Rose Bowl teams make joint appearance at Disney Resort

Dec 29, 2022, 9:00 AM | Updated: Jan 5, 2023, 2:44 pm

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Utah and Penn State made their first stop on their way to the 2023 Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, Calif., Photo: Sean Teegarde, Disneyland Resort

SALT LAKE CITY — University of Utah will face off against Penn State in Monday nights 109th Rose Bowl game. But, not before making appearances at Disney Resort.

Anaheim Calif. traditionally hosts the opposing teams at the resort prior to their games. This is the teams’ only joint appearance.

Utah is heading to the Rose Bowl for the second consecutive year while Penn state returns for a fifth non-sequential year.

According to a press release, a press conference was held in the historic Opera House.

Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham along with Utah players: quarterback Cameron Rising, wide receiver Devaughn Vele, safety R.J. Hubert and defensive tackle Devin Kaufusi all made an appearance at the press conference along with other U of U and Penn State players.

A Disney parade down Main Street celebrated head coaches and select players. Along with the 2023 Rose Queen, Bella Adler, the Royal Court and the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band. 

U of U and Penn State will face off on Jan. 2. Pre-game festivities will begin at 2 p.m. MST and will play nationally on ESPN.

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Rose Bowl teams make joint appearance at Disney Resort