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February 28, 2010

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Trivia Leaderboard (ten plus ties):
11  Jimmy Disch
9    Gerry Donohue, Mike Ross
8    Ann Bixby, Bob Reinhold
7    Kyle Frazier
6    Betty Bixby, Rod Boane
5    Kirwin Drouet, Steve Golvach, Don Greive, Glen Krajca-Radcliffe

February 27, 2010

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Follow-Up Guest Trivia Answer:
First, thanks to Mike Ross for the follow-up guest trivia question!

Richard Behnke is head of the National Science Foundation upper atmosphere research section.  A Dr. Gordon student, he earned 3 Rice degrees (bachelor's degree in physics and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in space science).

Way to go, Rod Boane!

Trivia Leaderboard tomorrow and next trivia question next Tuesday!

February 26, 2010

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Follow-up Guest Trivia Question:
One of Dr. William Gordon's students parlayed 3 Rice degrees and Baker College ping-pong prowess into a senior government position.  Email his name here.

February 25, 2010

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Trivia Answer:
Professor Emeritus William E. Gordon, who passed away on February 16, designed, built and ran the Arecibo telescope which was featured in the 1995 James Bond movie "GoldenEye".  Click here for the Rice News obituary.

Way to go, Gerry Donohue, Jimmy Disch, Vicki Bretthauer, Ann Bixby, Tre Fischer, Betty Bixby, Mike Ross, Pat Martin, Rod Boane and Kirwin Drouet!

Follow-up trivia question tomorrow!

February 24, 2010

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Trivia Question:
Name the recently deceased Rice professor who played a role in a James Bond movie.  Email your answer here.

February 20, 2010

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Trivia Leaderboard (top ten plus ties):
10  Jimmy Disch
8    Gerry Donohue, Bob Reinhold
7    Ann Bixby, Kyle Frazier, Mike Ross
5    Betty Bixby, Steve Golvach, Don Greive, Glen Krajca-Radcliffe

February 19, 2010

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Trivia Answer:
Billy Jacobson, the pride of St. Thomas HS, played in the 1999 College World Series as a Cardinal and almost made a repeat appearance as an Owl in 2001.

Way to go, Rod Boane, Gerry Donohue, Frankie Mandola, Joe Quoyeser, Don Greive, Matt Moake, Jimmy Disch, Jeff Halbe, Austin Davis, Mike Ross, Steven Herce and Kyle Frazier!

Trivia Leaderboard tomorrow and next trivia question next Wednesday!

February 18, 2010

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Trivia Question:
Who played in the College World Series as a Cardinal and almost made a repeat appearance as an Owl?  Email your answer here.

February 17, 2010

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Trivia Answer:
Cardinal pitcher Mark Appel and Owl infielder Michael Ratterree were elementary school classmates at Second Baptist.

Way to go, Jim Woodruff, Alan Ratterree and Gerry Donohue!

Next trivia question tomorrow!

February 16, 2010

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Trivia Question:
Name two players set to participate in this weekend's Rice vs. Stanford series who were elementary school classmates at Second Baptist.  Email your answer here.

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