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College Sports Trivia Question of the Day

Bostonbaby1111Bostonbaby1111 - Posts: 71 Junior Member
edited December 2007 in College Confidential Cafe
You will never guess this one!

Which college has:

1. Won the NCAA Division 1 national basketball championship

2. Won the NIT national basketball championship

3. Won the NCAA Division 1 College Baseball World Series

(This school is 4th on the all time history list of colleges for producing MLB players)
Post edited by Bostonbaby1111 on

Replies to: College Sports Trivia Question of the Day

  • gellinogellino Registered User Posts: 3,017 Senior Member
    Holy Cross.

    This has been posted multiple times. Not that it has won any of those championships or even seriously competed in decades.
  • brianthemanbriantheman User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 192 Junior Member
    hey let's do another holy cross question
  • innocentbystandeinnocentbystande - Posts: 404 Member
    Great idea! What is the name of a famous Holy Cross graduate that went on to become a well known president of Georgetown University? (HINT: There is a famous hall at Georgetown named after him as well as a residence hall at HC named after him)
  • whitesox24whitesox24 Registered User Posts: 592 Member
    Patrick Healy
  • innocentbystandeinnocentbystande - Posts: 404 Member
    Exactly right! Patrick Healy was the first black president of a predominantly white university. He built Healy Hall at Georgetown Hall which is perhaps the most famous building there.
    The Hoya | Father Healy's Imprint: Past, Present and Future
  • brianthemanbriantheman User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 192 Junior Member
    i think we should probably do another holy cross question...gotta let the kids know what they're missing after all
  • innocentbystandeinnocentbystande - Posts: 404 Member
    Here we go:

    What Holy Cross graduate is often identified as the first person of Native American ancestry to play major league baseball? He spent his career with the Cleveland Spiders. The team was renamed to the "Indians" in 1915 to memorialize this famous MLB player.
  • innocentbystandeinnocentbystande - Posts: 404 Member
    Looks like we stumped the audience. The player was Louis "Chief" Sockalexis.

    Quotes About Louis Sockalexis:

    "I don't remember ever seeing a quicker bat or a stronger arm. Among the moderns, possibly one player worthy of comparison is that young man Joe DiMaggio. He has a trace of Sockalexis's stuff, but I don't believe he can run or throw with the Indian." - Red Sox Manager Bill Carrigan

    "If Sock had stayed up for five years he could well have been better than (Ty) Cobb, (Honus) Wagner, or (Babe) Ruth." - Hall of Famer John McGraw

    "Louis Sockalexis had the most brilliant career of any man who ever played the game. At no time has a player crowded so many remarkable accomplishments into such a short period of time as Sockalexis. He should have been the greatest player of times — greater than (Ty) Cobb, (Honus) Wagner, (Nap) Lajoie, (Roger) Hornsby or any of the other men who made history for the game." - Hall of Famer Hughie Jennings

    "Sockalexis was the greatest outfielder in history, the best hitter, the best thrower, the best fielder, and also the best drinker." - New York Yankees General Manager Ed Barrow

    "Sockalexis was the greatest player I ever saw, had a gorgeous left hand swing, hit the ball as far as Babe Ruth, was faster than Ty Cobb and as good a baserunner. He had the outfielding skill of Tris Speaker and threw like Bob Meusel, which means that no one could throw a ball farther or more accurately." - Philadelphia A's Pitcher Andy Coakley
  • innocentbystandeinnocentbystande - Posts: 404 Member
    Let's try an easier one that I'm sure most will know:

    Which Holy Cross garduate was the first NBA player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated?
  • Bostonbaby1111Bostonbaby1111 - Posts: 71 Junior Member
    Everyone in Boston knows that this is Celtics legend Bob Cousy.

    Scousy scored 16,955 points (18.5 points per game), 6,945 assists (7.6 assists per game), and an .803 free-throw percentage in 917 games. In 109 playoff games he averaged 18.5 points and 8.6 assists. In thirteen All-Star Games the two-time game MVP averaged 11.3 points and 6.6 assists. He has since been named to the NBA's 25th, 35th, and 50th Anniversary teams. In 1970 he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Bob Cousy would be the first NBA player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. In 1999, ESPN selected Cousy as #94 on the Sports Century top 100 athletes list.

    from: sports.jrank.org/pages/1051/Cousy-Bob-Cousy-Legacy.html
  • innocentbystandeinnocentbystande - Posts: 404 Member
    Can you specify the year that Holy Cross ruined Boston College's perfect season? What year was it that BC had a perfect season going into their final game with Holy Cross where BC lost 55-12 before 40,000 fans at Fenway Park. Because BC lost they did not attend a planned party at the Coconut Grove night club that evening which burned to the ground that night killing 500 people.

    Sports of The Times; The Upset, the Party, the Fire - New York Times
  • Bostonbaby1111Bostonbaby1111 - Posts: 71 Junior Member
    1942. Some consider this the biggest upset in college football history.
  • Bostonbaby1111Bostonbaby1111 - Posts: 71 Junior Member
    Here is a more recent trivia question:

    Who was the Heisman Trophy candidate Holy Cross Football star in 1987 who was famous for being a starter on offense and defense and special teams and who finished 3rd in the Heisman Trophy voting and was named the Football News Division I-AA Player of the Year. He was a two-time First Team All-America selection, receiving recognition on offense, defense, and special teams.
  • Bostonbaby1111Bostonbaby1111 - Posts: 71 Junior Member
    Hint: He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001
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