B1G People (Non-Athletes) by BarkerC

Champion(s):

BahnamanS
Taz'dingo!


Runner(s)-Up:

PeskinK


Quiz Description

Given clues and a school, name the "alumnus"/"alumna" of a Big Ten school. (Yep, we're ignoring schools added solely for media markets) (For the purposes of this quiz, it's possible that the person in question only attended, but did not complete their studies at the school. We will note this where appropriate. We also picked people who are not primarily known for their athletic prowess.)

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 41 25 38 14 33 03 79 33 73 76 65 11
1 BahnamanS 412 98 15
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33
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79
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76
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2 PeskinK 384 95 15
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73
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76
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3 LuskT 380 93 15
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76
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65
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4 GoodmanDL 361 90 00
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76
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5 Neil 346 87 15
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25
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73
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65
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6 RobinJRichards 342 85 00
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79
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76
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65
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7 UllspergerA 330 82 15
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65
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8 CunninghamJ 318 79 15
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73
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9 WoodJ 309 77 15
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10 PlotkinD 306 74 15
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11 BennettT2 304 71 00
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12 DaviesML 296 68 15
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73
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13 JordanG 295 66 15
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65
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14 JastrzebskiS 292 63 00
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15 WeikleB 291 60 00
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16 Egantx7 290 58 15
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17 minarik15 271 55 15
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18 WareD 269 52 00
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19 GrahamJ 268 50 00
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20 quarterrican 251 47 15
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21 CoenM 246 44 15
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22 ConnorA 241 41 15
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23 PolinskyL 238 39 00
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24 CooperJ 235 36 15
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25 FlaxmanR 233 33 15
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26 RichmondJ 229 29 15
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26 HightB 229 29 15
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28 randalleng 226 25 15
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29 SorensonG 219 22 15
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30 FryedBetaKappa 208 20 15
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31 RoseM 200 17 00
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32 chc 193 14 00
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33 DosRemediosA 149 12 00
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34 BeningoS 129 9 00
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35 RaiaB 121 6 00
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36 BoyerA 71 4 00
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37 DBrick 18 1 00
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Questions:

Illinois: He has won the Best Director Oscar twice. Both times, however, his film did not win Best Picture, losing out to Crash and Argo, respectively.

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Ang Lee

Indiana: His co-founding of Broadcast.com was driven by a desire, in part, to listen to Indiana basketball games over the internet. He sold it to Yahoo in 1999 for $5.7 billion.

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Mark Cuban

Iowa: Sweet Bird of Youth, Night of the Iguana, and Camino Real are among the plays of this Iowa alumnus.

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Tennessee Williams

Michigan: An 1878 Michigan Law alumnus, his notable clients included Ossian Sweet, John T. Scopes, and Leopold & Loeb.

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Clarence Darrow

Michigan State: He left Michigan State after three semesters to begin work on the first of a three-film trilogy starring childhood friend Bruce Campbell.

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Sam Raimi

Minnesota: Though he did not graduate, it was during his time on the folk music circuit in Dinkytown that he adopted his stage name, partially to honor a Welsh poet.

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Bob Dylan

Nebraska: After his service commanding the 10th Cavalry "Buffalo Soldiers" regiment (that would earn him his nickname), he was appointed Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Nebraska in 1891 and graduated with a law degree from the school in 1893.

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John J. Pershing

Northwestern: This comedian wrote the "Tom Brokaw pre-tapes the News" sketch for Dana Carvey while working on Carvey's short-lived ABC show in 1996. He also collaborated with Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello on both Exit 57 and Strangers with Candy

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Stephen Colbert

Ohio State: Along with James Risen, one of her pieces was the cited article by the Pulitzer Committee for the 2002 Pulitzer for Explanatory Reporting in covering global terrorism before and after the September 11 attacks. Later, her reporting, later found to be inaccurate, was cited by Bush administration officials as evidence that Iraq had renewed its WMD programs.

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Judith Miller

Penn State: Earning a BFA from Penn State in the early 1970s, among his earliest work was for Marvel Comics as a costumed Captain America for conventions. Shortly before his taking best known role, he worked with his wife-to-be Genie Francis on North and South, where he played Stanley Hazard.

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Jonathan Frakes

Purdue: Among the astronauts from Purdue are the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, and this man, the most recent man to walk on the surface of the moon.

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Eugene Cernan

Wisconsin: Though he never finished his studies of biology and geology at Wisconsin, he would go on to found The Sierra Club and to oppose the damming of the Hetchy Hetchy Valley in California.

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John Muir