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Fun ACC quiz ...

orange79

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#3
32 out of 35. Should have been 33, but I misread the question. :(
 

EastCoast2

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#11
33/35

This question got me:

Which team is no longer part of the conference?
Auburn
South Carolina
Kentucky
Michigan
 

pfister1

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#16
33/35

This question got me:

Which team is no longer part of the conference?
Auburn
South Carolina
Kentucky
Michigan
I enjoyed the explanation(?) associated with each right answer. It’s like wth does that have to do with the question. I think the South Carolina one went on about Steve Spurriers tenure as football coach rather than talking about when they were part of the conference. Similarly which school doesn’t have a baseball team and they talk about JB being the coach of the Basketball team????
 
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#20
31. With luck. I lucky guessed on every question on Women’s sports except the one about Staley. And I’m terrible with dates.
 

MSOrange

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#22
It should have simply asked "which team used to be an ACC member?"
Exactly. I got what they were asking for when I looked at the possible answers for a minute or two but it was worded very poorly.
 

Hoo's That

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#23
South Carolina was a founding member of the conference and left in the 70s over the "800 Rule". The ACC had a rule that in order to get a scholarship, an athlete had to score at least 800 combined on the SAT. USC-e didn't like that idea because it hurt their recruiting and also didn't like the power the 4 NC schools had in the conference, so they left. (Their 4 votes effectively shut down any changes because USC-e, Clemson, UVa, and UMd couldn't get any of them to join them to form a majority on any votes.) Georgia Tech was brought in to replace them. GIT had been an independent after leaving the SEC over academics.
 

OttoMets

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#24
33/35 (missed 27 and 29, neither of which will keep me up at night).

The factoid for #4 is kind of a non sequitur, not sure why they didn't just tell us when USC left the league. Funny. Also, #27: "Wrong Answer! Maryland left the ACC in 2014 when college realignment was running rampant. The school joined the Big 10 instead." OK.
 


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