Land Grant Universities by BarkerC

Champion(s):

WeikleB
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Runner(s)-Up:

WellsW
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Quiz Description

Given clues, name these things related to colleges and universities created by the Morrill Land Grant Acts of 1862 and 1890. (Note: Knowledge of football is not necessary to be successful on this quiz, but it won't hurt.)

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Questions:

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: Morrill's model came from the efforts of these two states to found agricultural schools near the centers of their state based on state land grants. Name the two schools, founded in 1855, that celebrate their pioneer land grant status with an annual trophy game in football.

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Michigan State University and Penn State University

The SBNation Site "Land Grant Holy Land" is devoted to this school, founded in 1870, THE ninth university founded in its state.

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THE Ohio State University

This school's healthy monetary backing came, in part, because its home state, lacking sufficient federal land itself, carefully selected valuable Wisconsin timber land as its land grant. It, today, is one of four private universities that is also land grant university.

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Cornell University

Opening in 1863, this Manhattan based school was the first land grant college specifically created based on the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act.

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Kansas State University

Though many of the land grant schools sought their identity through their "Ag" programs, one midwestern school became widely known for its mechanical engineering programs and work in the "forge room" as evidenced by the continuing nickname of its students and athletes.

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Purdue University

Of the 14 members of the B1G conference, 11 are Land Grant schools. Of the three that are not, one is Michigan, and one is Northwestern. What is the third?

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University of Iowa

Located in a capital city named for a different president, this land grant school named for a president was founded by African-American veterans of the Civil War and was one of the only two HBCUs to be founded under the auspices of the original 1862 Morrill Act.

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Lincoln University

This West Coast school is the only fully public land grant, sea grant, space grant, and sun grant university in the United States.

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Oregon State University

Chartered in 1861, 81 Nobel laureates, 52 National Medal of Science recipients, 45 Rhodes Scholars, 38 MacArthur Fellows, 34 astronauts, and 2 Fields Medalists have all been associated with this private school, which was able to open thanks to monies raised by agreeing to the provisions of the Morrill Act.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

By far the oldest school to hold a land grant designation is this "colonial college" that adopted its current name in 1825 to honor the colonel whose financial gift provided funds for the school's long term fiduciary stability.

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Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

What school is the land grant school in the home state of the creator of the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862, Justin Smith Morrill?

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University of Vermont

The John Philip Sousa Foundation awards the Sudler Trophy to recognize outstanding college marching bands. What school's "Marching 100" won in 1985, the first HBCU Land Grant School (but third overall land grant school) to be recognized.

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Florida A&M University (FAMU)