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March 31, 2010

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Trivia Answer:
Michael Lewis, who is speaking at Rick tonight, has had a profound impact on recent major league baseball although he retired as a high school pitcher (Isidore Newman, New Orleans).

Way to go, Mike Ross!

Next trivia question tomorrow!

March 30, 2010

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Trivia Question:
Who has 2 first names and has had a profound impact upon recent major league baseball although he retired as a pitcher in high school?  Email your answer here.

March 27, 2010

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 Trivia Leaderboard (ten plus ties):
16   Mike Ross
15   Gerry Donohue
14   Jimmy Disch, Bob Reinhold
12   Ann Bixby
11   Kyle Frazier
9     Betty Bixby
8     Rod Boane, Kirwin Drouet, Don Greive

March 26, 2010

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Trivia Answer:
Former Owl guard Brock Gillespie played a Eastern New Mexico basketball player in the movie "Glory Road".

Way to go, Kirwin Drouet, Mike Ross and Gerry Donohue!

Trivia leaderboard tomorrow and next trivia question next Tuesday!

March 25, 2010

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Trivia Question:
Who played basketall for Rice and Eastern New Mexico?  Email your answer here.

March 24, 2010

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Big Dance Trivia Answer:
There are 2 correct answers.

Former Rockets GM Pete Newell led Cal to the 1959 national basketball championship and lost in the finals to Ohio State in 1960.

Also, former Rockets GM Bob Weinhauer coached Penn to the Final Four in 1969, defeating Jim Valvano (Iona), Dean Smith (UNC), Jim Boeheim (Syracuse) and Lou Carnesecca (St. John's) along the way.  To date, the only other Ivy League school to reach the Final Four is Bill Bradley's Princeton team in 1965.  GO BIG RED!

Way to go, Ann Bixby, Gerry Donohue, Jim Woodward, Don Greive, Jimmy Disch, Bob Reinhold, Betty Bixby, Tre Fischer, Mike Ross and Kirwin Drouet!

Next trivia question tomorrow!

March 23, 2010

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Big Dance Trivia Question:
Name the former Rockets general manager who coached a team to the Final Four.  Email your answer here.

March 20, 2010

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Trivia Leaderboard (ten plus ties):
14   Mike Ross
13   Jimmy Disch, Gerry Donohue, Bob Reinhold
11   Ann Bixby, Kyle Frazier
8     Betty Bixby, Rod Boane
7     Don Greive
6     Kirwin Drouet, Tre Fischer

March 19, 2010

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Trivia Answer:
New AD Rick Greenspan's relative Alan was a left-handed first baseman, a professional musician and is married to Andrea Mitchell (Penn '67), among other things.

Way to go, Mike Ross!

Leaderboard tomorrow and next trivia question next Tuesday!

March 18, 2010

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Trivia Question:
Name a member of the Rice administration whose relative was a left-handed infielder before becoming a professional musician and marrying a Penn grad.  Email your answer here.

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