LOS ANGELES (AP) - Vizio Inc. will be the new presenting sponsor
of the Rose Bowl from 2011 to 2014, when the college football game
celebrates its 100th anniversary.
The four-year deal includes sponsorship of the BCS national
championship game in 2014, which will be played at the newly
renovated historic stadium in Pasadena. Financial terms were not
disclosed. The official announcement will be made Wednesday.
The sponsorship switch comes as ESPN takes over coverage rights
of the BCS series from Fox Sports. All title sponsorships were up
for renewal as a result, and Citi declined to continue its Rose
Bowl sponsorship. The Rose Bowl game on New Year's Day had been
televised by ABC for several years.