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The Southwest Conference (1914-1996)

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The Southwest Conference 19141996 game quiz
"For over 80 years, the Southwest Conference was the showcase for historic games, intense rivalries, superstar athletes and coaches and much more."

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1. The vast majority of the SWC teams were from what state?
    Arizona
    Texas
    Oklahoma
    New Mexico


2. Which of the following schools was NEVER a member of the SWC?
    Arkansas
    Oklahoma State
    Oklahoma
    Louisiana State


3. 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?
    Houston
    Baylor
    Rice
    SMU


4. 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?
    Baylor
    Arkansas
    Houston
    Texas A&M


5. 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 Sugar Bowl
    The Rose Bowl
    The Orange Bowl
    The Cotton Bowl


6. Arkansas was not always called the Razorbacks. What was their former mascot?
    The Mudskipper
    The Bear
    The Cardinal
    The Hornet


7. 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?
    TCU
    Texas A&M
    SMU
    Baylor


8. 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?
    Texas A&M
    TCU
    SMU
    Rice


9. Which SWC team won the most NCAA-sanctioned sports championships in the history of the conference?
    Texas
    Baylor
    Arkansas
    TCU


10. Of the following Olympic gold medalists, which one did NOT come from an SWC school?
    Randy Matson
    Michael Johnson
    Edwin Moses
    Carl Lewis


11. What was the original nickname of the teams at Texas Tech?
    The Rattlers
    The Conquistadores
    The Matadors
    The Aztecs


12. A Texas A&M basketball player named E. King Gill cemented his place in Aggie history in 1922 when he became what?
    The guy who rescued the first 'Reville'
    The first '12th Man'
    Builder of the first 'Bonfire'
    The first recipient of the 'Aggie Ring'


13. 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?
    Rice
    Arkansas
    TCU
    Texas A&M


14. Which of the following motion pictures centered around a Southwest Conference team?
    'We Are Marshall' (2006)
    'The Junction Boys' (2002)
    'Rudy' ( 1993)
    'The Gridiron Gang (2006)


15. 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?
    Texas Tech
    Rice
    Texas
    Houston


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