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Legendary (and Mythical) Reese’s University to Join 133rd Rose Parade
Published on Dec 15, 2021

In the vaulted annals of higher education, few honors are higher than the chance to awaken at 3 in the morning to march 5 .5 miles east into the rising sun on Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day, watched by millions around the world. Sure, there are academic and scholarly achievements, and a football championship or two, but this is the Rose Parade, people.

Now, add to the list of renowned universities to participate in the 133rd Rose Parade on January 1, 2022, the Fighting Cuppies of Reese’s University.

The university’s football team, if it had one, may not be taking the field at the Rose Bowl, and its students, were there any, may not  be lining the parade route in their their traditional orange and brown hoodies, but The Fighting Cuppies will totally be participating in this year’s Rose Parade festivities alongside the Ohio State University and the University of Utah’s football teams.

Reese’s University, the world’s first and most mythological institution of higher chocolate and peanut butter education, and the only official student-and-tuition-and-campus-free university in the world, recently announced open enrollment for the first time in its 100-year history.

“With this unprecedented decision, we’re thrilled to offer an invitation to Reese’s University to take part in Rose Parade events,” said David Eads, Executive Director/CEO of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses.

“The Fighting Cuppies will be taking to the streets of Pasadena, beaming with collegiate and peanut butter pride for all Reese’s and Rose Parade fans near and far,” said another official.

While the Fighting Cuppies won’t be competing for the Rose Bowl trophy, the team and its mascot, Cuppy, will be aboard a 23-foot tall Cuppy replica.

The float, appropriately titled “Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Success,” will be covered with over 25,000 flowers, and is certain to bring the orange to Orange Grove Blvd.

“Reese’s U has the winningest confection-based football program and a track record that speaks for itself, even though it doesn’t have an actual track,” said Coach R, Head Coach, of Reese’s University, affectionately known as “RU,” by most of its imaginary students.

“Our Cuppies play for the roaring crowds, the glory of the win, and the love of the cup,” R added, saying, “Our Fighting Cuppies cannot wait to bring next-level performance and unprecedented awesomeness, as we make our debut in Pasadena.”

RU will also bring “greatness, chocolate and peanut butter” to the annual celebration, the school said in a recent delicious statement. Meanwhile, fans can find a commemorative, one-of-a-kind Reese’s University Rose Parade® Peanut Butter Rose on display in the Tournament House lobby during the week leading up to the parade and game.

The Reese’s University Rose is a special edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup that has been customized to recognize RU’s first-ever appearance in the Rose Parade.

Chocolatiers and peanut fans with imaginary academic aspirations may also watch Reese’s University’s admissions video here.

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