stanford university en MSU Spartans face the Stanford Cardinal in today's Rose Bowl <p>There are many Michigan State University students and alumni celebrating the New Year in Pasadena.</p><p></p><p>They’re there to see the Spartans play in this year’s Rose Bowl game.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Rose Bowl is nicknamed “The granddaddy of them all” because it is the oldest of the college football bowl games.</p><p></p><p>The last time the Spartans represented the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl was 1988. MSU earned its first trip back to Pasadena on New Year’s Day with a 12 and one season, finishing with a win over Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 15:55:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15853 at MSU Spartans face the Stanford Cardinal in today's Rose Bowl Big research dollars at stake in Stanford v. Roche <p>Michigan&rsquo;s research universities could have a lot at stake in the outcome of a Stanford University lawsuit before the&nbsp;U.S. Supreme Court.</p><p>The ruling could affect who gets the rights to nearly two billion dollars&rsquo; worth of patents that are developed as part of university-private partnerships.</p><p>Stanford sued after drug company Roche claimed the rights to a lucrative medical test.</p><p>A Stanford researcher developed the test using research techniques he learned at a private company later acquired by Roche.</p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 23:28:40 +0000 Tracy Samilton 1602 at