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December 26, 2015

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Final 2015 Trivia Leaderboard:
After 90 questions (and 100 possible points), Ann Bixby and Mike Ross finished the 2015 contest tied for first place with 99 points each, followed by Peter Fasullo in third place with 98 points.  As their prize, Ann, Mike and Peter will receive a baseball autographed by Tyler Duffey of the Minnesota Twins, thanks to Carrie  Wall! 

The rest of the 2015 Leaderboard (top ten plus ties) is comprised of Betty Bixby, Sallie Schwall and John Wolda (tied at 97), Bev Schorre and Bryant Wilkinson (tied at 96), Bob Reinhold (94)  and Clarke Anderson (92). 

Interestingly, two members of the Class of 1956, Bryant Wilkinson and John Wolda, finished in the top 10 and a third member, Rod Boane, was in eleventh place (90).  If you would like to know your point total, please email me.  Thanks to all for playing! 

After a short break, the 2016 trivia contest will begin in January!

December 23, 2015

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Trivia Answer:
Former Rice soccer player Lennie Waite ’08 earned All-America honors as a runner.  Earlier this year, Dr. Waite, who completed her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from UH in 2012, married former Owl middle distance runner Matt Hoffman ’09.  Next summer, she hopes to compete for Great Britain in the Rio Olympics.

Way to go, John Wolda, Peter Fasullo, Joe Welsh, Bryant Wilkinson, Ted Richard, Bev Schorre, Sallie Schwall, Ann Bixby, Clarke Anderson, Mike Ross, Russell Henderson, Betty Bixby, Bob Reinhold and Rod Boane!

Final 2016 Trivia Leaderboard on Saturday!

December 22, 2015

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Trivia Question:
Name the former Rice soccer player who earned All-America honors as a runner.  Email your answer here.

December 19, 2015

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Trivia Leaderboard (Top ten plus ties):
98  Ann Bixby, Mike Ross
97  Peter Fasullo
96  Betty Bixby, Sallie Schwall, John Wolda
95  Bev Schorre, Bryant Wilkinson
93  Bob Reinhold
91  Clarke Anderson

December 18, 2015

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Guest Trivia Answer:
First, thanks to John Wolda for the guest trivia question!

Current Cleveland Browns “senior offensive assistant” Kurt Roper ’95, who was a three-year Rice football letterman (1992-93-94) will become the offensive coordinator at University of South Carolina after the NFL season ends.  Read more.

Way to go, Ann Bixby, Clarke Anderson, Peter Fasullo, Gene Walker, Bob Reinhold, Mike Ross and Betty Bixby!  

Trivia Leaderboard tomorrow and final trivia question of the year next Tuesday!

December 17, 2015

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Guest Trivia Question:
Besides Drew Mehringer ’10, name another Rice alumnus who will be an offensive coordinator for a Power Five Conference football team after the NFL season.   Email your answer here.

December 16, 2015

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Guest Trivia Answer:
First, thanks to Jimmy Disch for the guest trivia question!

On Monday, Drew Mehringer ’10, who was a student assistant at Rice after suffering a career-ending injury as a quarterback, was named Offensive Coordinator at Rutgers.  

Way to go, Russell Henderson, Mike Ross, Ann Bixby, Bryant Wilkinson, John Wolda, Rick Behrend, Rick Sheridan, Clarke Anderson, Kirwin Drouet, Peter Fasullo, Betty Bixby, Rod Boane, Kirkwood Johnston, Bob Reinhold, Bev Schorre, Sallie Schwall, Ted Richard, Vicki Bretthauer and Bob Toone!  

Follow-up trivia question tomorrow!

December 15, 2015

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Guest Trivia Question:
Name the Rice alumnus who has just been hired as an offensive coordinator for a Big Ten Conference football team.  Email your answer here.

December 12, 2015

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Trivia Leaderboard (Top ten plus ties):
96  Ann Bixby, Mike Ross
95  Peter Fasullo, Sallie Schwall
94  Betty Bixby, Bev Schorre, Bryant Wilkinson, John Wolda
91  Bob Reinhold
89  Clarke Anderson

December 11, 2015

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Guest Trivia Answer:
First, thanks to Kyle Frazier and Mike Ross for the guest trivia question!

On October 14, 1960, the Rice Lightweight Football Team lost their debut game, 47-0, to the University of Mexico Pumas “before 25,000 firecracker tossing fans in Mexico City’s Olympic Stadium”.  Read more.

Way to go, Bev Schorre, Bryant Wilkinson, John Wolda, Sallie Schwall, Rod Boane, Ted Richard, Ann Bixby, Peter Fasullo, Clarke Anderson, Rick Sheridan, Bob Reinhold, Nancy Burch, Betty Bixby, Stobie Whitmore and Buddy Herz

Trivia Leaderboard tomorrow and next trivia question next Tuesday!
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