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Quiz Bowl team wins conference championship

February 1, 2010 : University Advancement staff

The 2009-2010 Quiz Bowl team members are, from left, Corbin Payne, Jeremy Peterson, Eddie Brown (captain), Tyler Flynn and Jake Rogers.

Liberty University’s Quiz Bowl team took first place in the Big South Conference Quiz Bowl Tournament held at LU on Saturday. This is Liberty’s fourth conference championship win in five years.

Other teams competing were Gardner-Webb, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop universities.

Liberty finished the tournament with a 5-1 record, defeating Gardner-Webb by a score of 270-65. Liberty’s team consists of all Honors Program students.

At Liberty, Quiz Bowl has been called the "varsity sport of the mind." Teams play games consisting of two, nine-minute halves by answering a variety of questions on literature, history, geography, government, the sciences, math, art, popular culture and sports.

For more information, or to try out for the LU Quiz Bowl team, contact Coach Jim Nutter at jhnutter@liberty.edu.


Tournament Results

Game 1: LU   220,  Winthrop  55
          2: LU    75,   Coastal Carolina 155
          3: LU  190,   Gardner-Webb 100
          4: LU  270,   Winthrop 5
          5: LU  120,   Coastal Carolina 80
          6: LU  260,   Gardener-Webb 75