Quiz Bowl registration opens, student teams can recruit faculty and staff


Teams competing in the Radford University Quiz Bowl, a knowledge competition sponsored by the Honors Academy, can now recruit ringers – Radford faculty and staff.

The annual Quiz Bowl Tournament – "the varsity sport of the mind" – will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 in Heth 43. The preliminary rounds will take place from 9 a.m. until noon and the final rounds will be from 1-2:30 p.m.

“The Quiz Bowl will have a new, fun dimension with the inclusion of Radford faculty and staff,” said Honors Academy Director Niels Christensen. “We look forward to a day of friendly, but fierce, competition that will plumb the campus community’s deep knowledge of literature, history, geography, government, the sciences, math, art, popular culture and sports.”

The Radford Quiz Bowl is a team version of the popular television show "Jeopardy." Registration is now underway and open to any Radford University undergraduate student. Teams compete for cash prizes. The top ten individual scorers will also be invited to try out for the five openings on the Radford team that will compete at High Point for the upcoming conference event.

The day-long event is a preliminary for the Big South Conference’s team-based academic tournament in High Point, North Carolina in the spring. In 2016, Radford placed second in the academic competition of Big South Conference rivals: Liberty, Longwood, Gardner-Webb and High Point.

Registration is open until the tournament is full, or Monday, Sep. 25. For more information, call the Honors Academy at 831-6125 or visit the Quiz Bowl website.

Players can sign up as an individual, a partial team of two or three players or a full team of four or five players. For the event, single players and partial teams will be combined to create complete teams and twelve teams will fill out the tournament. After that, interested teams and players will be placed on a wait-list.

Sep 12, 2017
Don Bowman
(540) 831-5182