“Jack Yoshihara might not make it to the big game, but it won’t be because he isn’t allowed to be there, as was the case in 1942.
Jack Yoshihara, a Japanese American and a sophomore reserve on Oregon State’s football team, was practicing in mid-December 1941, just as he had throughout the season.
There was anticipation, with the Beavers preparing to play second-ranked Duke in their first trip to the Rose Bowl game. There was also fear, with the country still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor only a week or so earlier.”
To read more, check out the LA Times article from this morning.