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Ohio State travels to the Rose Bowl - California media opportunities and public events

Media are invited to cover these public events this week as Ohio State prepares for the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. All times are Pacific Standard Time:

Tuesday Dec. 29

University representatives depart for Los Angeles throughout the morning

1 p.m. -- The Ohio State University Marching Band performs at Disneyland Park Main Street Parade and Town Square Concert at Disneyland Park, Anaheim, CA

3-4 p.m. -- President Gee is available for media interviews in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. Contact Shelly Hoffman – email is best: Hoffman.511@osu.edu or (614) 571-6826 – cell.

Wednesday, Dec. 30

8 - 10 a.m.-- Ohio State University Marching Band rehearsal (Media welcome), Glendale Community College Stadium, 1500 North Verdugo Road in Glendale

11:30 a.m. -- Ohio State University Marching Band performance at the Tournament of Roses BandFest, Pasadena City College – Robinson Stadium, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd.

2:30 p.m. -- Ohio State University Marching Band Performance at Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park, Universal City.

4:30 p.m. -- President E. Gordon Gee will host a reception for prospective students and their families from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd. After welcoming 478 Californians to campus in September, Ohio State will use the Rose Bowl to continue to increase its presence on the West Coast.

Thursday, Dec. 31

9-11 a.m. -- Ohio State University Marching Band open rehearsal –Glendale Community College Stadium, 1500 North Verdugo Rd., Glendale.
The band welcomes the public and Ohio State Alumni and friends to its traditional day-before-the-game open rehearsal. Former band members are welcome to bring instruments and play along at the end of the session. SEE: http://tbdbitl.osu.edu/

9-11:30 a.m. -- Community service project at Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, 1734 E. 41st St., Los Angeles. Bucks and Ducks will team up to sort food items and pack food boxes for the hungry. President Gee and University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere will join the event from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

Noon-2 p.m. -- Rose Bowl Kick-Off Luncheon hosted by the Ohio State University Alumni Association. Located in a tent in Lot K at the Rose Bowl. Coaches, players, bands, and cheerleaders from both Ohio State and Oregon are scheduled to attend. This event costs $85 and features former Buckeye quarterback Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musberger, the crew that will call the Rose Bowl for ABC television. SEE: http://www.tournamentofroses.com/events/kickoffluncheon.asp

3-4:30 p.m. -- Buckeye Bash at the Beach – Santa Monica Pier. Hosted by the Ohio State Alumni Association, this free pep rally gives fans the opportunity to hear from Buckeye luminaries the day before the big game. Former Ohio State football player Ryan Miller will emcee the Bash which will also feature appearances from Archie Griffin, President E. Gordon Gee and others.
The Ohio State University Marching Band will perform at 3:40 p.m.President Gee and other dignitaries will be available for interviews in the VIP area directly behind the stage. SEE: http://www.ohiostatealumni.org/

Friday, January 1, 2010

8 a.m. -- 121st Annual Tournament of Roses Parade – Colorado Blvd in Pasadena (Ohio State University Marching Band is 25th in order of march)

10 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Official Ohio State Pre-Game Tailgate at Brookside Golf Course - adjacent to Rose Bowl Stadium. Hosted by the Ohio State University Alumni Association, the event costs $89 and registration is entirely online. SEE: http://www.doddsathletictours.com/bowlg/tourinfo.asp?school_id=7&bowl_id=4&tour=1075

1:45 p.m. -- Ohio State University Marching Band performs in Rose Bowl pre-game

2:10 p.m. -- The 96th Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi begins

Halftime -- Ohio State University Marching Band performs with the Oregon Band