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July 31, 2012

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Trivia Question:
Name the former UCLA quarterback who has made a living as a doctor, a police detective, a serial killer and an investigator.  Email your answer here.

July 28, 2012

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Trivia Leaderboard (Top ten plus ties):
52  Bob Reinhold
51  Ann Bixby, Peter Fasullo, John Wolda
50  Mike Ross
49  Rod Boane
47  Gerry Donohue
46  Betty Bixby
43  Nancy Burch
40  Rick Sheridan

July 27, 2012

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Guest Trivia Answer:
First, thanks to Peter Fasullo for the guest trivia question!  And, thanks again to John Boles!

Claude Bracey, known as the “Texas Flyer”, was Rice’s first Olympian (1928, Amsterdam), first world record holder and first national intercollegiate champion.  In 1970, he was inducted into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the inaugural class, like Fred Wolcott.

In total, Rice has been represented at 11 Olympics by 20 different athletes, per the 2009 Rice M Track Media Guide, p 6. For the male Olympians, see pp. 52-54 of the same media guide.  For the female Olympians, see pp. 55-56 of the 2009 Rice F Track Media Guide.

Way to go, John Wolda, Gerry Donohue, Ann Bixby, John Montana, Rod Boane, Mike Ross, Rick Sheridan, Guy Rollins, Betty Bixby, Bob Reinhold, Bruce Baker, Kirwin Drouet, Nancy Burch and Barney McCoy!

Trivia Leaderboard tomorrow and next trivia question next Tuesday!

July 26, 2012

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Guest Trivia Question:
Who was Rice’s first Olympian, first world record holder and first national intercollegiate champion?  Email your answer here.

July 25, 2012

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Trivia Answer:
Flying Fred Wolcott
’41 set 7 world’s records as a Rice hurdler.  He was selected to the 1940 US Olympic team but those Games were cancelled due to WWII.  In 1970, he was inducted into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the inaugural class.

Way to go, John Wolda, Gerry Donohue, John Montana, Bill Allison, Gene Walker, Peter Fasullo, Harvin Moore, Ann Bixby, Rick Sheridan, Bryant Wilkinson, Rod Boane, Mike Ross, Bob Reinhold, Guy Rollins, Kirwin Drouet, Barney McCoy, Betty Bixby, Nancy Burch, Larry Nettles and Gene Timberlake!

Last Olympics trivia question tomorrow!

July 24, 2012

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Trivia Question:
Who set 7 world's records as a Rice hurdler but never competed in the Olympics?  Email your answer here.

July 21, 2012

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Trivia Leaderboard (Top ten plus ties):
50  Bob Reinhold
49  Ann Bixby, Peter Fasullo, John Wolda
48  Mike Ross
47  Rod Boane
45  Gerry Donohue
44  Betty Bixby
41  Nancy Burch
38  Rick Sheridan

July 20, 2012

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Trivia Answer:
Former Eva Jean Lee Award winner Rosey Edeh ‘90 competed for Canada’s track and field team  in the 1988 Seoul, 1992 Barcelona and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.  She is a Canadian television personality, currently a correspondent for ET Canada.  And, click here for a very interesting lecture she gave in 1997 about being Canadian.

Way to go, John Wolda, Ann Bixby, Charley Vaughters, John Montana, Rod Boane, Guy Rollins, Betty Bixby, Tre Fischer, Bill Allison, Bob Reinhold, Barney McCoy, Peter Fasullo, Mike Ross, Gerry Donohue, Rick Sheridan, Russell Henderson and Nancy Burch!

Trivia Leaderboard tomorrow and next trivia question next Tuesday!

 

July 19, 2012

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Trivia Question:
Name the former Eva Jean Lee Award winner who competed in 3 Olympics.  Email your answer here.

July 18, 2012

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Trivia Answer:
Two-time Rice tennis letterwinner Sean Wade (1987-88) placed 83th in the marathon in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics for New Zealand. Click here for a nice story about him in Running Times.

Way to go, John Wolda, Ann Bixby, Tre Fischer, Peter Fasullo, Jimmy Disch, Betty Bixby, Bill Allison, Rod Boane, Russell Henderson, Bob Reinhold, Rick Sheridan, Mike Ross, Kirwin Drouet, Nancy Burch and John Montana!

Next Olympics trivia question tomorrow!
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