Capitol Alert: Cal grad Jerry Brown headed to Rose Bowl to root for Stanford

dsiders@sacbee.comDecember 30, 2013 

Rose Bowl Stanford Football

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan, left, talks with wide receiver Ty Montgomery during practice for the New Year's Day Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/ Danny Moloshok)

DANNY MOLOSHOK — AP

stanfordfootball.jpgGov. Jerry Brown doesn't watch a lot of football, and he's a University of California, Berkeley graduate, to boot.

But the governor will be rooting from the stands for Stanford when the Cardinal play Michigan State in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.

Brown will be joined by his wife, Anne Gust Brown, who graduated from Stanford and went to law school at University of Michigan, a Michigan State rival.

The governor's office said Brown and Gust Brown bought their own tickets to the game. They will not participate in the Rose Parade.

Any wager Brown might make with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appeared to be unsettled, but the tough talk is already on.

"We'll let you know if there's a wager," Brown spokesman Evan Westrup said in an email, "but based on recent history, our friends from the Big 10 have a big hill to climb if they hope to beat the Cardinal."

PHOTO: Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan celebrates after a college football game on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Stanford, Calif. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Merced Sun-Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service