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Obscure sports trivia

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef2, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The Original Stagg Field at the University of Chicago is notable for two events. One non-football related, the other significant to a school playing the University of Chicago.
  2. Hickory Smoke

    Hickory Smoke New Member

    The non-football event was the first nuclear chain reaction.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Ding, ding, ding.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I’ll say Notre Dame’s first win.
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Speaking of the University of Chicago, what notable distinction does its most famous football alum (a player, not the coach Stagg) hold in both college football and the NFL?
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Actually, it was where a band member composed "The Victors" after a Michigan win over Chicago.
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  7. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    U of C running back Jay Berwanger was the first Heisman Trophy winner in 1935, and then was the first-ever NFL draft pick (although he never signed).
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  8. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I answered a few, so I'll throw out one of my own: Name the only NCAA Division I hockey team to share its nickname with an NHL team.
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Does Pitt have a hockey team? I’ll say Pitt and the Florida Panthers.
  10. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Ducks? Oregon and Anaheim?
  11. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    I looked it up. It's tough because hockey is the school's only DI sport and the school is not among the traditional powerhouses or any of the programs that just recently popped up. Though the team is doing well this year, which is the reason I found them.
  12. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    No hockey teams (outside of possible club teams) at Pitt and Oregon. Hint: Hockey is the only Division I sport at this school (EDIT: As justgladtobehere pointed out in the previous post. Duh.)
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