“UH Football for $200, Alex”

“UH Football for $200, Alex”

You’ve probably heard that the great Alex Trebek passed away yesterday at the age of 80. Trebek, the host of the popular “Jeopardy” game show since 1984, had been battling pancreatic cancer. In honor of this distinguished TV icon, we thought we’d present our own modified version of the quiz show. Try your hand at the questions below (separated into four different categories). The answers are provided at the bottom of the page. Add up your score and see how well you do! (A perfect score would total $12,000.)

Don’t forget to answer in the form of a question!

 

UH FOOTBALL

$200 – This QB once threw a UH record 8 TD passes in a single game.

$400 – He ran for a school record 327 yards against New Mexico State in 2010.

$600 – He was the school’s head coach when the program attained Division I status.

$800 – He holds the school record for most total tackles in a single season.

$1,000 – This athletic director is credited with hiring Dick Tomey to become Hawaii’s head coach in 1977.

 

FAMOUS FIRSTS

$200 – This QB was the first freshman to capture the Heisman Trophy.

$400 – In 2007, he became the first college football head coach of Samoan ancestry.

$600 – In 1986, she became the first basketball player – male or female – to have her jersey number retired at USC.

$800 – In 1990, he became the first African-American NFL head coach to lead his team to a conference championship game.

$1,000 – In 1954, Roger Bannister became the first to achieve this historic track and field feat.

 

THE HALL OF SHAME

$200 – He is the only Hawaii football coach to go 0-12 in a season.

$400 – In 2008, this NFL team became the first in history to lose all 16 regular-season games.

$600 – A doping scandal stripped this American cyclist of his seven Tour de France titles.

$800 – In 1980, Rosie Ruiz won this event, and then was disqualified when it was discovered she jumped on the course a half-mile before the finish.

$1,000 – This former Carolina Panthers receiver served 18 years in prison for conspiring to murder his girlfriend and their unborn child.

 

NOVEL NICKNAMES

$200 – This Hall of Fame running back went by the nickname, “Sweetness.”

$400 – This UH football great was known as the “Samoan Sack Man.”

$600 – This Olympic gold medalist and Hall of Fame boxer had the nickname, “Sweet Pea.”

$800 – At seven feet tall and 300 pounds, former Oklahoma State and Vancouver Grizzlies lived up to his nickname.

$1,000 – This college sports team goes by the nickname, “Chanticleers.”


 

ANSWERS:

UH FOOTBALL

$200 – This QB once threw a UH record 8 TD passes in a single game. (Who is Nick Rolovich?)

$400 – He ran for a school record 327 yards against New Mexico State in 2010. (Who is Alex Green?)

$600 – He was the school’s head coach when the program attained Division I status. (Who is Larry Price?)

$800 – He holds the school record for most total tackles in a single season. (Who is Jeff Ulbrich?)

$1,000 – This athletic director is credited with hiring Dick Tomey to become Hawaii’s head coach in 1977. (Who is Ray Nagel?)

 

FAMOUS FIRSTS

$200 – This QB was the first freshman to capture the Heisman Trophy. (Who is Johnny Manziel?)

$400 – In 2007, he became the first college football head coach of Samoan ancestry. (Who is Ken Niumatalolo?)

$600 – In 1986, she became the first basketball player – male or female – to have her jersey number retired at USC. (Who is Cheryl Miller?)

$800 – In 1990, he became the first African-American NFL head coach to lead his team to a conference championship game. (Who is Art Shell?)

$1,000 – In 1954, Roger Bannister became the first to achieve this historic track and field feat. (What is the sub-4-minute mile?)

 

THE HALL OF SHAME

$200 – He is the only Hawaii football coach to go 0-12 in a season. (Who is Fred von Appen?)

$400 – In 2008, this NFL team became the first in history to lose all 16 regular-season games. (Who are the Detroit Lions?)

$600 – A doping scandal stripped this American cyclist of his seven Tour de France titles. (Who is Lance Armstrong?)

$800 – In 1980, Rosie Ruiz won this event, and then was disqualified when it was discovered she jumped on the course a half-mile before the finish. (What is the Boston Marathon?)

$1,000 – This former Carolina Panthers receiver served 18 years in prison for conspiring to murder his girlfriend and their unborn child. (Who is Rae Carruth?)

 

NOVEL NICKNAMES

$200 – This Hall of Fame running back went by the nickname, “Sweetness.” (Who is Walter Payton?)

$400 – This UH football great was known as the “Samoan Sack Man.” (Who is Al Noga?)

$600 – This Olympic gold medalist and Hall of Fame boxer had the nickname, “Sweet Pea.” (Who is Pernell Whitaker?)

$800 – At seven feet tall and 300 pounds, former Oklahoma State and Vancouver Grizzlies lived up to his nickname. (Who is Big Country?)

$1,000 – This college sports team goes by the nickname, “Chanticleers.” (Who is Coastal Carolina?)

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