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#OMalleyCup16 Pub Trivia Showdown

Wednesday, October 14 2015 11:26am

Matt Dewire proves to the rest of the MSA students that no one knows more about pre-1975 Toledo Rockets Football

By Joshua Staav ('17)

Thursday, October 8, 2015 saw the fourth installment of the 2015-16 Chase for the O’Malley Cup. In front of a raucous crowd (official attendance: 15) at the Sports Administration’s unofficial home, The Pigskin, the Class of 2016 easily handled a lackluster effort from the 17ers in the first indoor event, Trivia Night.

The second years now lead the overall standings three games to one.

At one of Court Street’s proudest establishments, students from the Sports Administration programs were given rare access to the mind of one of the program’s most interesting characters, Matthew Alan Dewire (’16). Aside from creating the questions, Mr. Dewire excelled in his role of game show host. The questions took the students on a journey across the sports spectrum from 1996’s smash hit, Space Jam, to questions about Canadian junior hockey.

The Class of 2016 jumped out to an early lead and never rlooked back. They finished with a final score of 165 to the Class of 2017’s 136. Led By AB and the Sunshine Band with a score of 38 they topped the two best scores of the 2017 class by 5.

The score of 38 is even more impressive considering they beat the veteran super group of Sports Ad Czar (Editor’s note: one of the good Czars, think Peter the Great) Jim Kahler and Professor Bob Boland. The two classes meet again on October 15th at Rollerbowl Lanes where the Class of 2016 will look to channel their inner Jeff Lebowski and claw their way back into the O’Malley Cup.

Below are the questions from all nine rounds. See how you do…


College Football

1. Which Division I Quarterback holds the record for most consecutive wins?

  1. Ben Roethlisberger of Miami (OH)
  2. Matt Leinart of Southern Cal
  3. Chuck Ealey of Toledo
  4. Ken Dorsey of Miami (FL)


2. The Southeastern Conference was formed in 1932, splitting off from the original Southern Conference. Which school was NOT a founding member of the SEC?

  1. Sewanee (The University of the South)
  2. Tulane
  3. Georgia Tech
  4. South Carolina


3. This rivalry trophy was established in 2014 out of Twitter banter between @fauxpelini and Goldy the Golden Gopher at the University of Minnesota. What is the name of this new trophy that Nebraska and Minnesota play for?

  1. The #Winning Trophy
  2. The $5 Broken Bits of Chair Trophy
  3. The Abandoned Tractor Trophy
  4. The Heroes Trophy


4. The Heisman Trophy was first given in 1935 to the top college football player by the Downtown Athletic Club. Who was the first winner of the Heisman Trophy?

  1. Davey O’Brien of TCU
  2. Nile Kinnick of Iowa
  3. Jay Berwanger of Chicago
  4. Larry Kelly of Yale


5. The Rose Bowl Game has been in Pasadena, California for all but one year. However in 1942, due to threats of attack from Japan after Pearl Harbor, the game was moved out of Pasadena. What university hosted the 1942 Rose Bowl Game at their stadium?

  1. Duke University
  2. University of Virginia
  3. Georgia Tech
  4. University of Florida


6. For the last ten years, the Division III Football Championship has been either won by Wisconsin-Whitewater or Mount Union. Who was the last school to win in 2004 not named Mount Union or Wisconsin-Whitewater?

  1. Linfield College
  2. Trinity College
  3. St. John’s (MN)
  4. St. John’s (NY)

College Basketball

1. Led by Hall-of-Famers Jerry Lucas, John Havlicek, and Bob Knight, the Ohio State Buckeyes made three consecutive appearances in the national title game from 1960-1962. Ohio State successfully won their first and only title in 1960 against Cal. Who did Ohio State lose to in both the 1961 AND 1962 championship games?

  1. UCLA
  2. Cincinnati
  3. Kentucky
  4. North Carolina


2. The Doctors of Dunk were a high-flying team featuring “Dr. Dunkenstein” Darrell Griffith as he led this university to the 1983 Final Four. Unfortunately, they were defeated by another dunking crew, Phi Slama Jamma from the University of Houston. What team was known as “The Doctors of Dunk”?

  1. North Carolina State
  2. Louisville
  3. UNLV
  4. Oklahoma


3. The University of Kansas basketball program has won over 2,100 games in its history. However, of the eight coaches to lead the Jayhawks, only one coach has suffered a losing record. Who is this coach?

  1. William “Phog” Allen
  2. Dark Harp
  3. Dr. James Naismith
  4. Ted Owens


4. A significant event in collegiate sports business occurred January 20th, 1968 in what is now known as “The Game of the Century” featuring Elvin Hayes and Lew Alcindor. This game ultimately paved the way for college basketball to become the TV behemoth that it is. Who were the two teams that played in The Game of the Century?

  1. UCLA vs. Houston
  2. UCLA vs. Indiana
  3. UCLA vs. North Carolina State
  4. St. John’s  vs. Cal


5. The 1985 Final Four was historic in that the Big East is the only conference to successfully place three of its teams in the Final Four. The fourth school was Memphis State. Which of these Big East teams did not make the 1985 Final Four?

  1. Georgetown
  2. Syracuse
  3. Villanova
  4. St. John’s


6. John Wooden was a Hall-of-Fame coach for the Indiana State Sycamores and the UCLA Bruins. What you may not know was that he was a three-time All-American in basketball at this Big Ten College. What college did John Wooden attend?

  1. University of Illinois
  2. University of Chicago
  3. Indiana University
  4. Purdue University

Ohio University History

1. The “Shaq of the MAC” terrorized opponents in the 1990’s and played alongside Sports AD Alum Chad Estis. Who was the “Shaq of the MAC”?

  1. Gary Trent
  2. Dave Jamerson
  3. Walter Luckett
  4. Frank Baumholtz


2. Ohio University may be green and white today, but what were the original colors for Ohio Athletics?

  1. Yale Blue and Michigan Gold
  2. Harvard Crimson and White
  3. Princeton Orange and Brown
  4. Columbia Blue and White


3. Ohio Basketball has a rich and vibrant history with 13 NCAA Tournament appearances, a Sweet 16 appearance and an Elite Eight appearance. Which building has never been the home for Ohio Basketball?

  1. Convocation Center
  2. Bentley Hall
  3. Old Baker Center
  4. Grover Center


4. Ohio Baseball leads the MAC with 15 MAC Titles and 15 NCAA Tournament appearances. Which of these former Bobcats did not make an All-Star game appearance in their illustrious MLB careers?

  1. Frank Baumholtz
  2. Bob Brenly
  3. Mike Schmidt
  4. Steve Swisher


5. With _____ points, she holds the record for most points in a women’s basketball career. Who is this famous Bobcat?

  1. Mariah Byard
  2. Caroline Mast
  3. Lauren Kohn
  4. Cathy Sczall


6. Ohio University has made eight bowl appearances. When did Ohio University earn its first bowl win?

  1. 1962 Sun Bowl
  2. 1968 Tangerine Bowl
  3. 2011 Idaho Potato Bowl
  4. 2012 Advocare Independence Bowl


1. Throughout the history of NCAA Hockey, only one national champion has come from the state of Ohio. Which college in Ohio was able to successfully win an NCAA Championship in hockey?

  1. Bowling Green State University
  2. Miami University
  3. The Ohio State University
  4. University of Cincinnati


2. The Memorial Cup is a trophy played for by Canadian Junior Ice Hockey clubs from the Western Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. With 5 championships to its name, this franchise holds the record for most titles won. Who is this franchise?

  1. Windsor Spitfires
  2. Regina Pats
  3. Oshawa Generals
  4. Quebec Remparts


3. In 1967 the NHL doubled in size by adding six clubs to the “Original Six.” Which of these franchises was not amongst the “Expansion Six?”

  1. California Seals
  2. Minnesota North Stars
  3. Vancouver Canucks
  4. Los Angeles Kings


4. On March 5, 2004, the Ottawa Senators and the Philadelphia Flyers set an NHL record for most penalty minutes issued in a game, in which 16 game misconducts were issued. How many penalty minutes were issued by officials?

  1. 369 minutes
  2. 419 minutes
  3. 469 minutes
  4. 519 minutes


5. Hockey has been an Olympic Sport since the 1920 Antwerp Games. Which Country has never won an Olympic Gold Medal?

  1. Czech Republic
  2. Great Britain
  3. Sweden
  4. Finland


6. To be a top-flight assist-man in the NHL requires being around very good offensive units that scores in bunches. Who holds the record for the most assists in a career?

  1. Gordie Howe
  2. Ron Francis
  3. Wayne Gretzky
  4. Mark Messier


1. The Albuquerque Isotopes are a Triple-A Pacific Coast League team that came into existence in 2003. The nickname “Isotopes” was inspired by what TV Series?

  1. Married with Children
  2. Family Guy
  3. The Simpsons
  4. South Park


2. The Triple Crown of Batting consists of leading the league in Home Runs, Runs Batted In and Batting Average. In Baseball’s history, this feat has only been accomplished 17 times. Prior to Miguel Cabrera successfully winning the triple crown in 2012, who was the last player to successfully win it?

  1. George Brett
  2. Barry Bonds
  3. Tony Gwynn
  4. Carl Yastrzemski (1967)


3. Led by Mike Schmidt and Steve Swisher, the Ohio Bobcats made its only College World Series, finishing in 4th place. In what year did the Bobcats make this appearance?

  1. 1964
  2. 1966
  3. 1968
  4. 1970


4. In 1901 the American League became an official Major League, with eight teams that were on par with the National League. Which of these teams was not an original American League franchise?

  1. Baltimore Orioles
  2. New York Yankees
  3. Milwaukee Brewers
  4. Washington Senators


5. Bill Veeck is considered in many circles one of the greatest promoters in sports history. During his ownerships of the Cleveland Indians, the St. Louis Browns, and the Chicago White Sox, Veeck engaged in many eccentric promotions. Which of these outlandish events did not occur under the ownership of Bill Veeck?

  1. Grandstand Manager Day, which consisted of the fans in the stands using cue cards to make team decisions and actually winning that game.
  2. Having the shortest player in baseball history make a plate appearance wearing the number 1/8 and successfully get on base with a walk.
  3. Host 10 Cent Beer Night which involved selling an unlimited amount of beer to fans that turned into a full on riot in the 9th inning that resulted in a forfeit for his team. 
  4. Host Disco Demolition Night, which consisted of blowing up disco records with a local radio station that turned into a full-scale riot resulting in his team having to forfeit the second game of a doubleheader.


6. With 10 wins in World Series games, this pitcher holds the record for most wins all-time in the World Series. Who was this pitcher to accomplish this feat?

  1. Whitey Ford
  2. Roger Clemens
  3. Bob Gibson
  4. Lefty Gomez


 1. Southern Ohio has played host to an NFL Franchise. The Portsmouth Spartans were established in 1930 and played in Portsmouth for four years, before moving and becoming what franchise that still exists by this name?

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers
  2. Detroit Lions
  3. New York Giants
  4. Chicago Bears


2. In 1970 the American Football League merged with the National Football League. In addition to the ten teams from the AFL, three franchises came over from the NFL to balance the conferences. Which of these teams was not a member of the NFL prior to 1970?

  1. Cincinnati Bengals
  2. Cleveland Browns
  3. Baltimore Colts
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers


3. “The Minister of Defense” is not only a government position in England, but also a nickname given to this Hall of Fame defensive lineman who was a 13-time Pro Bowler, 3 time All-Pro and 2-time defensive player of the year in his 15 year NFL career. Who was this player?

  1. Bruce Smith
  2. Michael Strahan
  3. Reggie White
  4. Alan Page


4. For every winner there is a loser. For every Super Bowl Champion there is a Super Bowl Runner Up. Unfortunately this franchise holds the distinction for losing more Super Bowls than any other franchise. What franchise has lost a record 5 times in the Super Bowl?

  1. Buffalo Bills
  2. Dallas Cowboys
  3. Denver Broncos
  4. New England Patriots


5. The 2,000 Yard Club is an elite fraternity of running backs who successfully run for 2,000 yards in a single-season. This feat has been accomplished only seven times in history and all but one were completed when the NFL switched to a 16 game schedule. Who was the only running back to rush for 2,000 yards in a 14 game season?

  1. Earl Campbell of the Oilers
  2. Jim Brown of the Browns
  3. Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears
  4. OJ Simpson of the Buffalo Bills (1973)


6. John Madden is one of football’s greatest sportscasters. As many of you know he did not get his start as a sportscaster, but as an NFL coach. During his coaching career, he won his only Super Bowl with what franchise?

  1. San Francisco 49ers
  2. Oakland Raiders
  3. Baltimore Colts
  4. Miami Dolphins

Jocks in Hollywood

1. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been involved with WWE and acting in movies such as the Gridiron Gang. Not getting far away from his football roots, he played for this college back in the early 1990’s. What college did he play at?

  1. Florida State University
  2. The University of Florida
  3. University of South Alabama
  4. University of Miami


2. In The Longest Yard remake in 2005, the movie featured many athletes who at one time had played College Football. Which of these actors was not an NCAA football player?

  1. Terry Crews “Cheeseburger Eddie”
  2. Michael Irvin “Deacon Moss”
  3. Nelly “Earl Megget”
  4. Burt Reynolds “Nate Scarborough”


3. This 1981 film features NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw and four-time Pro Bowler Joe Klecko, as they raced from sea to shining sea with Burt Reynolds, Dean Martin and Farrah Fawcett. What is the name of this film?

  1. Dust to Glory
  2. The Cannonball Run
  3. The Gumball Rally
  4. Grand Prix


4. You may know Rick Fox from his role as “Sweet Feet” Livingston in the 2003 film “Holes.” However he was not always an actor, as he was originally a basketball player. Rick Fox was taken 24th Overall in 1991NBA Draft by what NBA Franchise?

  1. Los Angeles Lakers
  2. New York Knicks
  3. Boston Celtics
  4. Los Angeles Clippers


5. In the 1994 cult-classic Dumb and Dumber, Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunn (Jeff Daniels) make enemies with Seabass, played by this NHL Hall of Fame right winger and now President of the Boston Bruins. Who was this actor?

  1. Ray Bourque
  2. Cam Neely
  3. Don Sweeney
  4. Joe Thornton


6. The 1996 hit Space Jam starring Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan features cameos by numerous current and former NBA players. Which of these NBA players did not make a cameo in this film?

  1. Magic Johnson
  2. Larry Bird
  3. Vlade Divac
  4. Shawn Bradley


1. During the 1960’s, the Boston Celtics led by Bill Russell and Red Auerbach were the pre-eminent powers of the NBA. The Celtics were so good that during the 1960’s they took home 9 of the 10 NBA titles. Who was the only other team to win an NBA Title during the 1960’s?

  1. Los Angeles Lakers
  2. New York Knicks
  3. St. Louis Hawks
  4. Philadelphia 76ers


2. The Three Point Contest become an official All-Star Weekend event in Dallas during the 1985-1986 season. Who was the winner of the first three point contest?

  1. Larry Bird
  2. Reggie Miller
  3. Dale Ellis
  4. Terry Porter


3. This year represents 30 years that the Sacramento Kings have been in Sacramento. As we all know, we would not be celebrating this feat if Gary was not out there to keep the team in Sacramento. In its illustrious history the Kings franchise has called 4 other cities home.  Which of these cities has never served as a home city for the Kings franchise?

  1. Providence
  2. Omaha
  3. Cincinnati
  4. Rochester


4. To be good at rebounding, you generally have to be taller than everyone on the floor. In the NBA, these glass-cleaners were amongst the tallest in the game. With that I ask who is the all-time leader for rebounds?

  1. Bill Russell
  2. Wilt Chamberlain
  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  4. Moses Malone


5. The 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, set a record for most wins in a regular season. How many wins did they achieve en route to an NBA Title?

  1. 68 Wins
  2. 70 Wins
  3. 72 Wins
  4. 74 Wins


6. Larry Brown has been a head coach in the NBA for 26 years and with nine different franchises (fortunately none of these teams have been placed on probation). Which NBA franchise has Larry Brown not been the head coach for?

  1. New York Knicks
  2. Indiana Pacers
  3. Detroit Pistons
  4. Houston Rockets


1. This year marked the 6th FIFA Women’s World Cup to take place in Canada, resulting in an United States victory. As of today, who holds the record for most goals in World Cup contests?

  1. Abby Wambach
  2. Marta
  3. Birgit Prinz
  4. Sun Wen

2. The first FIFA World Cup took place in 1930. 13 teams from around the world attempted to win the first World Cup Trophy. Who took home the first title?

    1. Argentina
    2. Brazil
    3. Chile
    4. Uruguay


3. The NCAA has hosted a men’s soccer championship since 1959. During this span, 23 different schools have won the NCAA Title. What school holds the record with 10 NCAA Titles?

  1. Indiana University
  2. Creighton University
  3. St. Louis University
  4. Penn State University


4. Nick Rimando’s career has spanned 15 years, three different franchises and holds the MLS Record for clean sheets (shutouts by a goalie). How many clean sheets has Rimando obtained as of today?

  1. 118
  2. 123
  3. 128
  4. 133


5. The UEFA European Championships are contested every four years, with the Soviet Union winning the first European title back in 1960. This man holds the record for most goals scored in a single tournament and the record most goals in the European Championships throughout a career. Yes, in one single tournament he scored 9 goals which has not been touched. Who is this man?

  1. Ruud Van Nistelrooy
  2. Thierry Henry
  3. Michel Platini (9 goals)
  4. Jurgen Klinsmann


6. The Premier League has existed since the 1992 season and started with 22 teams. Today, the league has 20 teams in it and of its original 22 members, only six teams have successfully stayed in the Premier League since its inception. Which of these teams have been relegated before?

  1. Aston Villa
  2. Everton
  3. Manchester City
  4. Tottenham Hotspur

Sports Ad History (Hosted by Jim Kahler)

1. This man was the President of Ohio University when the Sports Administration Program was established in 1966.

  1. Dr. Charles Ping
  2. Dr. Vernon Alden
  3. Dr. Robert Glidden
  4. Dr. Robert Baker


2. Dr. Charles Higgins was one of the longest serving directors of the Sports Administration Program. For how many years was he the director of the Sports Administration Program?

  1. 15 Years
  2. 16 Years
  3. 17 Years
  4. 18 Years


3. The Charles R. Higgins Distinguished Alumnus Award was established in 1982this year’s award going to Chad Estis, President of Legends Sales and Marketing. Who was the original recipient of this award?

  1. John Swofford ‘73
  2. Andy Dolich ‘71
  3. Basil DeVito Jr. ‘78
  4. Barry Silberman ‘73


4. With the Sports Administration Program being established in 1966, its first graduating class graduated in 1967 and was very small, as it only had one person graduate. Who was the first graduate of the Sports Administration Program?

  1. Dave Coffey
  2. Herb Anderson
  3. Tom Clark
  4. Rich Holland


5. Dr. James Mason is the founder of the Sports Administration Program. In obtaining his PhD, who was his advisor for his doctorate degree and turn inspiring him to develop a masters program for Sports Administration?

  1. Dr. Stephen Clark
  2. Dr. William Huxtable
  3. Walter O’Malley
  4. Dr. Clifford Brownell


6. Mr. Jim Kahler has been the Director of the Sports Administration Program since December 2005. During his college days at Xavier University, he was captain of the swimming team. What some of you may not know, Mr. Kahler also played one other sport in college. What sport did he play?

  1. Tennis
  2. Football
  3. Rugby
  4. Golf