Purdue might not make Rose Bowl with win over Michigan in B1G Championship, per report
Jerry Palm of CBS Sports put out an interesting tweet regarding Purdue and the Rose Bowl.
Typically, the Rose Bowl consists of the conference champions from the B1G and the Pac-12. If Purdue were to defeat Michigan in the B1G Championship Game, it would be assumed that the Boilermakers would be heading to Pasadena.
However, Palm reports there are rumors flying around West Lafayette that the Rose Bowl would not take the Boilers if they win the Big Ten on Saturday.
Palm notes that if true, the Boilermakers would be the 1st B1G champion to be available and not play in the Rose Bowl since Indiana in 1945.
In what would be the most Purdue thing ever, there are rumors flying around West Lafayette that the Rose Bowl would not take the Boilers if they win the Big Ten on Saturday. The last Big Ten champion to be available for the Rose Bowl, but not play there was Indiana in 1945.
— Jerry Palm (@jppalmCBS) November 30, 2022
Every 3 years, the Rose Bowl will host a College Football Playoff semifinal game. However, 2023 is not one of those years, so it seems odd that Purdue would not be invited.
The Boilermakers will take on the Wolverines in Indianapolis for the B1G Championship on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.