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March 23, 2017

Q: Name the three current MLB All-Star second basemen who attended Arizona State.

A: Dustin Pedroia, Ian Kinsler, Jason Kipnis

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March 22, 2017

Q: Which small forward from Florida State was taken by the Wizards with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft?

A: Chris Singleton

March 21, 2017

Q: LaVar Ball played professionally for which NFL Europe team in 1995?

A: London Monarchs

March 20, 2017

Q: What is the only year in NCAA tournament history where all No. 1 seeds made the Final Four?

A: 2008

March 17, 2017

Q: How old is Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton?

A: Hamilton is 68. Dude looks 42…

March 15, 2017

Q: In 2000, Curt Schilling was traded by the Phillies to the Diamondbacks for four players. Name three of the four…

A: Travis Lee, Omar Daal, Vicente Padilla, Nelson Figueroa

March 14, 2017

Q: Ezekiel Elliott attended Ohio State, but grew up and went to high school in which state?

A: Missouri. His father was a linebacker and his mother was a track and field star at the University of Missouri.

March 13, 2017

Q: Now that Northwestern has officially made the NCAA tournament, which Power 5 conference school inherits the longest tournament drought with 26 years sans dancing?

A: Rutgers

March 10, 2017

Q: Aside from Mike Glennon, name the three other active NFL QBs who went to NC State?

A: Philip Rivers, Jacoby Brissett, and Russell Wilson

March 9, 2017

Q: Who is the only other current NFL player to have attended to Tony Romo’s alma mater Eastern Illinois University?

A: Jimmy Garoppolo

March 8, 2017

Q: Name one of the two teams with the lowest winning percentage ever to get a tourney invite… 

A: Villanova 1991 & Georgia 2001 (both 16-14)

March 7, 2017

Q: Who set the MLB record for doubles in a season with 67 two-baggers in 1931?

A: Earl Webb

March 6, 2017

Q: What country won the gold medal in men’s basketball at the 2004 Olympics?

A: Argentina

March 3, 2017

Q: In 2015 Brandon Marshall set the Jets single-season record for receiving yards with 1,502. Whose record did he break?

A: Don Maynard

March 1, 2017

Q: Who is the only current NBA player born in the Bahamas?

A: Buddy Hield

February 28, 2017

Q: Who holds the NBA regular season record for most four-point plays with 49?

A: Jamal Crawford

February 27, 2017

Q: Who is the only NBA player to block 17 shots in a game?

A: Elmore Smith (Lakers, 1973)

February 24, 2017

Q: Prior to Doug McDermott, who was the last NBA player to be drafted out of Creighton?

A: Kyle Korver

February 23, 2017

Q: Bojan Bogdanovic is one of four active NBA players from which European country?

A: Bosnia and Herzegovina

February 22, 2017

Q: How much did Jerry Buss pay when he bought the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, the Great Western Forum, and a 13,000 acre ranch in the Sierra Nevada Mountains from Jack Kent Cooke in 1979?

A: $67.5 million

February 21, 2017

Q: John Wall was selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, Demarcus Cousins was selected at No. 5. What players were selected with picks 2-4?

A: Evan Turner (Philly), Derrick Favors (Utah), Wesley Johnson (Minnesota)

February 17, 2017

Q: Immediately after being drafted by the Sonics, Glen Davis was traded along with Ray Allen to the Celtics for Delonte West and what longtime T-Wolves sharpshooter?

A: Wally Szczerbiak

February 16, 2017

Q: Who did the Cavaliers (they traded the pick to Dallas) select with the No. 34 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, one spot before the Warriors selected Draymond Green?

A: Jae Crowder

February 15, 2017

Q: Two additional players were shipped to Minnesota in the Wiggins-Love trade — who were they?

A: Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young (Sixers)

February 14, 2017

Q: Who is the highest-paid player in NBA history (just salary, no endorsements) with $343.3 million in career earnings?

A: Kevin Garnett

February 13, 2017

Q: Out of the NHL, MLB, NBA, and NFL, there are nine team names that do not end in the letter “s”. List them…

A: Heat, Magic, Jazz, Thunder, Red Sox, White Sox, Lightning, Avalanche, Wild.

February 10, 2017

Q: Who holds the Duke basketball record for most points scored in a game? Hint: the record was set in 1988 against Miami

A: Danny Ferry (58)

February 9, 2017

Q: Only five NBA players have ever scored above 70 points in a game. Who are they?

A: Wilt Chamberlain (six times), Kobe Bryant, David Thompson, Elgin Baylor, and David Robinson

February 8, 2017

Q: Which famous college coach gave Glenn Rivers the nickname “Doc”?

A: Rick Majerus

February 7, 2017

Q: What two Kansas basketball players were selected in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft?

A: Kirk Hinrich (No. 7) and Nick Collison (No. 11)

February 6, 2017

Q: Terrell Davis backed up which future San Francisco 49ers star at the University of Georgia before taking over the starting job as a junior?

A: Garrison Hearst

February 3, 2017

Q: What other Pro Bowl punter came out of Pat McAfee’s alma mater West Virginia?
(Hint: he retired as a Bronco in 2007 after 13 seasons with various teams)

A: Todd Sauerbrun

February 2, 2017

Q: Who was the second quarterback taken after Michael Vick in the 2001 NFL Draft?

A: Drew Brees (32nd overall)

February 1, 2017

Q: What Mavericks forward set the NBA record in 1997 by fouling out in three minutes of playing time against the Bulls?

A: Bubba Wells

January 31, 2017

Q: Who did the Cardinals select in the first round (fifth overall) in the 1998 MLB Draft?

A: JD Drew

January 30, 2017

Q: On the PGA Tour career wins list, the top 13 players are all from the United States. What still active foreign-born player, with 34 career victories, is No. 14 on the list?

A: Vijay Singh

January 27, 2017

Q: Who won the Best Hands competition at the 2007 Pro Bowl?

A: Chad Johnson

January 26, 2017

Q: Before 2017, who was the only female tennis player 36+ to play for a Grand Slam title?

A: Martina Navratilova

January 25, 2017

Q: Two American women not-named Serena or Venus Williams won the 2000, 2001, and 2002 Australian Open titles. Who are they?

A: Lindsay Davenport (2000) and Jennifer Capriati (2001, 2002)

January 24, 2017

Q: Who is the only player in MLB history to be on five different rosters in one season?

A: Jose Bautista

January 23, 2017

Q: Which current NFL receiver is West Virginia’s all-time leader in receptions?

A: Tavon Austin

January 20, 2017

Q: Russell Westbrook spent his freshman year at UCLA playing behind what current NBA player?

A: Darren Collison

January 19, 2017

Q: The last three winners of the Ray Guy Award, the award for the USA’s best collegiate punter, came from which country?

A: Australia

January 18, 2017

Q: What’s the all time winningest college football program with 915 total victories?

A: University of Michigan

January 17, 2017

Q: Who is the NHL’s all-time leader in penalty minutes?

A: Dave “Tiger Williams (3966)

January 13, 2017

Q: Brian Jordan’s one All-Star season came in 1999 while playing for which team?

A: Atlanta Braves

January 12, 2017

Q: As a player, Jerry Dipoto racked up 19 saves for which National League team?

A: Colorado Rockies

January 11, 2017

Q: Who did the Cavs take with the No. 12 pick in the 1996 NBA Draft (one pick before Kobe Bryant)?

A: Vitaly Potapenko

January 10, 2017

Q: Who was the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback the last time they made the playoffs (1999)?

A: Doug Flutie

January 9, 2017

Q: Who (besides Kristaps Porzingis) is the only Latvian-born player in the NBA?

A: Davis Bertans (Spurs)

January 6, 2017

Q: Who is the second active leader in career three-point shooting percentage behind Steph Curry?

A: Steve Novak

January 5, 2017

Q: At what age was Lionel Messi signed by FC Barcelona?

A: 13

January 4, 2017

Q: Where did Zach Zenner attend college?

A: South Dakota State

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January 3, 2017

Q: Of the running backs in NFL history with 500 rushing attempts, Michael Haddix has the lowest yards-per-attempt average in league history at 3.01. Who has the second worst average in league history?

A: Trent Richardson

December 23, 2016

Q: What NFL franchise has lost the most regular season games on Christmas Day (3)?

A: Dallas Cowboys

December 22, 2016

Q: Who was the youngest person (at 14 years, 5 months, and 18 days) to make the PGA tour?

A: Guan Tianlang, at the 2013 Masters

December 21, 2016

Q: Troy Aikman started his career at which university before transferring to UCLA?

A: University of Oklahoma

December 20, 2016

Q: In 1989, Don Zimmer won NL Manager of the Year after guiding which team to a 93-69 record?

A: Chicago Cubs

December 19, 2016

Q: Which three players were selected above Russell Westbrook in the 2008 NBA Draft?

A: Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley, and OJ Mayo

December 16, 2016

Q: What former NBA player holds the record for the most points scored on Christmas Day at 383?

A: Kobe Bryant

December 15, 2016

Q: The Arizona Cardinals came into existence in 1898 in what American city?

A: Chicago

December 14, 2016

Q: Besides Klay Thompson, who is the only other Washington State alum to currently play in the NBA?

A: Aron Baynes

December 13, 2016

Q: Joe Flacco transferred to the University of Delaware from which Pennsylvania school?

A: Pittsburgh

December 12, 2016

Q: Who has the most holes in one in PGA history?

A: Hal Sutton, 10

December 9, 2016

Q: What boxer was portrayed in two different movies in 2016, once as the protagonist and once as the antagonist??

A: Roberto Duran in Hands of Stone (played by Edgar Ramirez) and Bleed for This (played by Edwin Rodriguez)

December 8, 2016

Q: The 2012 trade that sent Bynum to the 76ers, sent Dwight Howard to the Lakers, and Andre Igoudala where?

A: Denver Nuggets

December 7, 2016

Q:  Chris Sale played with future MLB pitchers Jacob Barnes, Corey Coleman, and Richard Bleier at which Florida university?

A: Florida Gulf Coast University

December 6, 2016

Q: Only three active MLB players have more than 100 triples — name two of the three…

A: Carl Crawford, Jimmy Rollins, Jose Reyes

December 5, 2016

Q: The Chargers drafted Eli Manning No. 1 overall in 2005 and traded him for the No. 2 overall pick (Philip Rivers), and the No. 12 overall pick. Who did San Diego select at No. 12?

A: Shawne Merriman

December 2, 2016

Q: With a net worth of $21.6 billion, who is the richest owner in professional sports?

A: Steve Ballmer (Clippers)

December 1, 2016

Q: Which tennis player set the record in 2012 for the fastest serve in tennis history at 163.7 mph (263.4 kph)?

A: Samuel Groth (Australia)

November 30, 2016

Q: At 515 yards, what player hit the longest recorded drive in PGA history?

A: Mike Austin in 1974 at the US Senior National Open Qualifier

November 29, 2016

Q: Who was the first player ever drafted in the WNBA?

A: Dena Head

November 28, 2016

Q:Warrick Dunn was the 14th overall pick out of Florida State in the 1997 NFL Draft. What offensive tackle out of Ohio State was selected No.1?

A: Orlando Pace

November 23, 2016

Q: True or False: Liam Neeson played professional football (soccer) in Ireland before embarking on his acting career?

A: True. Neeson played one professional game for Bohemian F.C. as a substitute.

November 22, 2016

Q: Who was the first head coach in Houston Texans history?

A: Dom Capers

November 21, 2016

Q: Jim Tressel was head coach at which Ohio-based university before taking over at Ohio State in 2001?

A: Youngstown State

November 18, 2016

Q: True of False: Kirk Herbstreit was drafted in the seventh round by the New York Giants…

A: False. Herbstreit was not drafted out of Ohio State and went immediately into broadcasting.

November 17, 2016

Q: According to the 1989 teen movie classic Say Anything, what was “the sport of the future?”

A: Kickboxing

November 16, 2016

Q: After playing point guard for UNC Wilmington and Clarion University (PA), John Calipari’s first coaching gig came at this Midwest university in 1982?

A: Kansas

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November 15, 2016

Q: What Nigerian holds the NBA’s all-time record for blocks at 3,830?

A: Hakeem Olajuwon

November 14, 2016

Q: What high school teammate of Mike Moustakas (Chatsworth High, CA) was drafted 12th overall in 2007?

A: Matt Dominguez

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November 10, 2016

Q: Stephen A. Smith received a basketball scholarship to attend which historically black school in North Carolina?

A: Winston-Salem State University

November 9, 2016

Q: Before becoming a head coach, Sean Miller was a point guard for what current ACC team?

A: University of Pittsburgh

November 8, 2016

Q: What 19-year-old New Zealand native is the No.1 female golfer in the world?

A: Lydia Ko

November 7, 2016

Q: What year was the NBA established?

A: 1946

November 4, 2016

Q: At 5’11, who is the shortest quarterback to ever win a Super Bowl?

A: Russell Wilson

November 3, 2016

Q: The antitrust lawsuit filed by this player (settled in 1976) resulted in NBA free agency…

A: Oscar Robertson

November 2, 2016

Q: The Indians traded which gritty sinkerballer to the Cardinals (in a three-way trade with San Diego) to acquire Corey Kluber in 2010?

A: Jake Westbrook

November 1, 2016

Q: Jim Harbaugh’s first coaching job came as an assistant for which (current) Conference USA school in 1994?

A: Western Kentucky

Halloween, 2016

Q: The Cubs acquired (stole) Anthony Rizzo and Zach Cates from the Padres in 2012 for Kyung-Min Na and __________?

A: Andrew Cashner

October 28, 2016

Q: Kyle Schwarber was a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award (best college catcher) at which Big Ten university?

A: Indiana

October 27, 2016

Q: What two pitchers did the Athletics acquire when they traded Addison Russell, outfielder Billy McKinney and righthander Dan Straily to the Cubs in 2014?

A: Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hamme

October 26, 2016

Q: Where did Game 1 Indians starter Corey Kluber attend college?

A: Stetson University (FL)

October 25, 2016

Q: Who has the most passing yards in the history of Arizona State football?

A: Andrew Walter (’01-’04)

October 24, 2016

Q: After Tiger and Phil Mickelson, who is #3 in prize money all-time on the PGA Tour?

A: Vijay Singh

October 21, 2016

Q: Which university gave Rick Pitino his first head coaching job in 1978?

A: Boston U.

October 20, 2016

Q: Who are the three Australian citizens to be drafted #1 overall in the NBA?

A: Andrew Bogut, Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons

October 19, 2016

Q: Jason Williams starred on his high school basketball and football teams with what future Hall of Fame NFL wide receiver?

A: Randy Moss

October 18, 2016

Q: Who was Toronto’s leadoff hitter the last time the last time the Blue Jays won the World Series?

A: Rickey Henderson

October 17, 2016

Q: Chip Kelly was offensive coordinator at what university before accepting the offsensive coordinator position at Oregon in 2007?

A: University of New Hampshire

October 14, 2016

Q: Where did Joe Johnson (basketball) attend college?

A: University of Arkansas

 

 

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