Monthly Archives: February 2016

Boxing Hall of Fame

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Where is the Boxing Hall of Fame located?

Trivia Question Answer

The International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) is located in in Canastota, New York. It is within driving distance of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta.

Coach with Most Stanley Cup Wins

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Who is the NHL hockey coach to win the most Stanley Cups?

Trivia Question Answer

Scotty Bowman, now retired, won 9 Stanley Cups in his coaching career with 3 different teams (Montreal in 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979; Pittsburgh in 1992; and Detroit in 1997, 1998, and 2002).

First College Basketball Game

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When was the first college basketball game played?

Trivia Question Answer

The first college basketball game was played on January 18, 1896. The “experimental” game was held between the University of Iowa and the University of Chicago in Iowa. The University of Chicago won the game 15 to 12.

Transformation During Spring Training

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What current MLB team reported to Spring Training in Tempe, AZ in 1970 as the Seattle Pilots and departed Tempe with a new name and new city, both of which it retains today?

Trivia Question Answer

The Milwaukee Brewers were formed during Spring Training of 1970 when the Seattle Pilot franchise was purchased by Bud Selig on April 1, six days before Opening Day.

First Linebacker to Win Super Bowl MVP

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Who was the first linebacker to be selected as the Super Bowl most valuable player (MVP)?

Trivia Question Answer

Linebacker Chuck Howley of the Dallas Cowboys turned in a two interception and fumble recovery performance to be selected as the MVP for Super Bowl V in 1971. Interestingly Dallas lost that Super Bowl to Baltimore 16 to 13. It is to date the only Super Bowl in which the MVP was awarded to a member of the losing team.

Longest Beanpot Hockey Winning Streak

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The Beanpot Hockey Tournament is an annual college hockey tournament held in Boston. Boston College (BC), Boston University (BU), Harvard University, and Northeastern University (NEU) play every year for the Beanpot championship. Which school has won the Beanpot hockey title the most years in a row?

Trivia Question Answer

For the men, the record for the most consecutive Beanpot championships is six for BU who won the Beanpot from 1995 through 2000. Second place goes to BC who has won if five times in a row from 2010 to 2014.

For the women, the record for the most consecutive Beanpot championships goes to Northeastern with eight in a row from 1984 to 1992. Second place goes to Harvard with seven in a row from 1999 to 2005.