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The Southwest Conference (1914-1996)
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"For over 80 years, the Southwest Conference was the showcase for historic games, intense rivalries, superstar athletes and coaches and much more."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The vast majority of the SWC teams were from what state?
Which of the following schools was NEVER a member of the SWC?
While the majority of the press reported the college football season, basketball sometimes took center stage with great success, especially in the NCAA national tournament. One team did shine in from 1982-84, collectively known as 'Phi Slama Jama'. What college did they represent?
Football was the main focus of the SWC during its run, especially in the 1960s. It culminated in what was called 'the Big Shootout' on December 6, 1969, a game attended by then-U.S. President Richard Nixon. Texas came in as the Associated Press Number One team in the nation. What SWC opponent was ranked Second?
Most NCAA football conferences have their special bowl games, to crown the league champion and sometimes fight for the National Title. What bowl game did the Southwest Conference host?
The Rose Bowl
The Sugar Bowl
The Cotton Bowl
The Orange Bowl
Arkansas was not always called the Razorbacks. What was their former mascot?
The Southwest Conference put together some great sports teams, but sometimes illegal tactics to acquire sought-after players came into play. One SWC school went too far, becoming the first football program to receive the feared NCAA 'death penalty'. Who was it?
The SWC was filled with famous mascots, from Bevo, the Texas Longhorn to Reville at Texas A&M and Judge, the Baylor Bear. Which SWC school had a mascot named Sammy?
Which SWC team won the most NCAA-sanctioned sports championships in the history of the conference?
Of the following Olympic gold medalists, which one did NOT come from an SWC school?
What was the original nickname of the teams at Texas Tech?
A Texas A&M basketball player named E. King Gill cemented his place in Aggie history in 1922 when he became what?
The first '12th Man'
Builder of the first 'Bonfire'
The guy who rescued the first 'Reville'
The first recipient of the 'Aggie Ring'
A little-known fact from the 1960s TV series 'Gilligan's Island' was that the character of Roy Hinkley (played by Russell Johnson) became known as 'the Professor' when he got his PhD from what SWC school?
Which of the following motion pictures centered around a Southwest Conference team?
'We Are Marshall' (2006)
'The Gridiron Gang (2006)
'Rudy' ( 1993)
'The Junction Boys' (2002)
When the SWC folded in 1996, all of the day-to-day business records showcasing the 82-year history of the conference went to one of the SWC schools, where it remains today. Which school is it?
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