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Ohio State Buckeyes & Utah Utes Visit the Disneyland Resort Ahead of the 2022 Rose Bowl Game

Fans of college football, particularly of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Utah Utes are likely already gearing up for the upcoming Rose Bowl Game, and players are getting ready for the event by spending time exploring the Disneyland Resort ahead of the game.

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The 2022 Rose Bowl Game presented by Capital One Venture X will be played in Pasadena, CA on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2022. One the way to Pasadena however, both teams made a traditional celebratory stop at the Disneyland Resort. And, what better way to celebrate the upcoming Rose Bowl Game than with a quick visit to the Happiest Place on Earth?

Both The Ohio State University Buckeyes and the Utah Utes made their first official pregame appearance in the heart of Disneyland Park by joining in a cavalcade down Main Street U.S.A. Ohio State players spotted in the cavalcade included: Head Coach Ryan Day, quarterback CJ Stroud, offensive lineman Dawand Jones, wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and safety Bryson Shaw. From the Utah Utes, the cavalcade featured Head Coach Kyle Whittingham, quarterback Cameron Rising, wide receiver Britain Covey, linebacker Devin Lloyd, and defensive end Mika Tafua. Seen in the cavalcade alongside head coaches and players from both teams were members of the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band.

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At the conclusion of the teams’ first official pregame appearance for the 2022 Rose Bowl Game, everyone was invited to visit Main Street U.S.A.’s historic opera house for press events and interview coverage. Visiting the Disneyland Resort is a memorable tradition for plays participating in the Rose Bowl Game, and this year’s teams were thrilled to be a part of this most magical college football pregaming event.

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The Ohio State Buckeyes will take on the Utah Utes on Saturday, January 1, 2022 during the 108th Rose Bowl Game. The Buckeyes finished their regular season with a 10-2 record and the Utes finished with a 10-3 record as well as by winning their first Pac-12 Championship.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."