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After graduating next year, I would like to extend my Quiz Bowl career into college. I haven't decided on a college yet, but I've got a rough list that I've been thinking about:

Northwest Missouri State
Missouri
Kansas
Iowa State

Do any of those colleges already have teams (I've heard a lot about Missouri)? If not, how hard would it be to start a college team?


Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:16 am
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Iowa State has gone to things recently and hosts stuff, so that could be another school for you.

For starting up a team, generally you have to go to your University's New Programs office and get a certain number of people to agree to participate. It really just depends on the University you're at.


Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:50 pm
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NWMO and Kansas don't have teams.


Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:58 pm
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NWMO and Kansas don't have teams.


Hmm, well that narrows down the list to three. Say, how do you college kids travel to quiz bowls at other colleges anyway? Do you just all pool into someone's vehicle and declare a road trip?


Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:49 pm
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That's pretty much the standard, yes. Mizzou has only flown once, and that was to Stanford. We pretty much just drive everywhere; most tournaments we want to go to have a site within 7-8 hours (Chicago, UIUC, and WashU all host stuff regularly, in addition to many other places in that radius).


Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:09 pm
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Car, charter bus, plane


Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:16 pm
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NWMO and Kansas don't have teams.

But Truman does. NW is too busy becoming the Auburn of D-II, if not Central or Pitt State.


Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:20 pm
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Man, do you ever make references that are remotely comprehensible? Is there some twin of yours out there who reads this and understands your private language together?


Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:43 pm
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I understood that reference...


Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:58 am
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You really pay attention to athletics at NWMO, Pitt State, or whichever Central he's talking about? I know full well who Auburn is.


Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:47 pm
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I don't know a whole lot about it, but I do know that NWMO and Pitt State are perennially contenders for the D-II football championship.

Anyway, we're off track.


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Does Vanderbilt still have a team? From what I've read it seems like Vandy has a decent quiz bowl affiliation in the past, but I am having a hard time finding any recent quiz bowl activity for Vanderbilt. I know there used to be a generally well-received tournament hosted at Vanderbilt? Anyway, if the team is no longer active, I would really like to help start it back up when I arrive as a freshman this fall. Not really sure about how college quiz bowl works, though, so that may be over the top.


Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:57 pm
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Sykology wrote:
Does Vanderbilt still have a team? From what I've read it seems like Vandy has a decent quiz bowl affiliation in the past, but I am having a hard time finding any recent quiz bowl activity for Vanderbilt. I know there used to be a generally well-received tournament hosted at Vanderbilt? Anyway, if the team is no longer active, I would really like to help start it back up when I arrive as a freshman this fall. Not really sure about how college quiz bowl works, though, so that may be over the top.


Brent, Vanderbilt's team still exists. They went to SCT this past year at Virginia Tech and competed, so you will still be able to play as much quizbowl as you want, hopefully. If you look at the Vanderbilt club on NAQT's site, it should tell you who to contact, hopefully.


Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:12 pm
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Vanderbilt actually doesn't have much of a team right now. That sectional appearance was their sole tournament appearance this year. There probably are people involved who would go to stuff if you were interested in prodding them that way.


Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:14 pm
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Yeah, I've already talked to a person or two that will also be a freshmen and there is some interest. I'll try to get in contact with someone, as I really am not ready to be done with quiz bowl. Just wondering, but is specialization more popular in college? It seems like the information gets in-depth enough that it would be almost mandatory? Also, is ABC still happening?


Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:24 pm
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Sykology wrote:
Not really sure about how college quiz bowl works, though, so that may be over the top.


I understand your hesitation, but just know that if you're passionate enough, you'll figure it all out. You have plenty of resources to help you - Charlie and I rebooted a defunct Mizzou team from scratch, so with the tiny bit of inertia still going at Vandy you have it even easier. I can't speak personally for everyone on this board, but I'm confident in saying most of us are willing to give you all the help you ask for!


Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:28 pm
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Sykology wrote:
Not really sure about how college quiz bowl works, though, so that may be over the top.


I understand your hesitation, but just know that if you're passionate enough, you'll figure it all out. You have plenty of resources to help you - Charlie and I rebooted a defunct Mizzou team from scratch, so with the tiny bit of inertia still going at Vandy you have it even easier. I can't speak personally for everyone on this board, but I'm confident in saying most of us are willing to give you all the help you ask for!

Sounds good, thanks. I found the contact info for the person in charge so I'm just going to try to get a feel for what the condition of the program is at the moment. In the meantime, I should probably try to become a better player, since I never was that great in high school... I just enjoy it, lol.


Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:31 pm
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As far as I know, the ABC tournament is dead.


Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:45 am
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No it's not, they hosted it on an IS set in the fall. http://naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams. ... nt_id=4006


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