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Has the Recession Hit the Rose Bowl?

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Are USC fans bored of going to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena? Tomorrow the Trojans take on the Penn State Nittany Lions in the "grandaddy of them all." But it looks like tickets are still available, and some are even being sold under face value. The game is a contractual sellout, so tickets will be gone by the time the teams take to the gridiron tomorrow. However, the Pasadena Star-News reported that tickets were being sold for $100 each a few days ago. Today on Stub Hub, they're being advertised for $175 and up. So why the anticlimactic atmosphere for this Rose Bowl game? Is it a case of the same old, same old or is the economy robbing us of football fever? / Photo by BinaryLA via LAist's flickr pool.