School Colors by BarkerC

Champion(s):

WellsW
If you ain't first, you're last


Runner(s)-Up:

PeskinK


Quiz Description

Given clues, name the following about NCAA school colors. (Please note: I'm going to be super super picky about the answers to these questions, otherwise it's just really boring. Sorry in advance.)

Full Results:

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1 WellsW 407 98 15
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2 PeskinK 388 96 15
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3 LuskT 368 94 15
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4 ESB 359 92 15
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5 grimesr 356 90 15
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6 PerryS 353 87 15
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7 FryedBetaKappa 337 85 15
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8 HightB 336 83 15
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9 ConnorA 333 81 15
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10 CoenM 318 78 15
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11 GrahamJ 303 76 15
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12 WeikleB 268 74 15
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13 BeanA 261 72 15
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14 Adam 260 70 15
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15 RickEmpty 249 67 15
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16 RalliP 233 65 15
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17 BeningoS 232 63 15
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18 AdelmanM 231 60 00
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18 KaufmanK 231 60 15
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20 thorsleyd 230 56 15
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21 MorrisT 228 54 15
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22 DohertyC 226 52 15
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23 UllspergerA 214 50 15
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24 WoodJ 206 47 15
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25 DaviesML 195 45 15
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26 minarik15 187 42 00
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26 WareD 187 42 15
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28 MattK 186 38 15
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29 JordanG 184 35 00
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29 RussB 184 35 15
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31 RobinJRichards 181 32 15
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32 SorensonG 170 30 15
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33 chc 169 27 15
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34 HessJa 163 25 00
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35 PanjwaniR 158 23 15
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36 Egantx7 156 21 15
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37 GoodmanDL 149 18 00
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38 BarrientosB 141 16 15
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39 SpoeriJ 135 14 15
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40 SheahanJ 128 12 15
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41 quarterrican 95 10 15
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42 JastrzebskiS 93 7 15
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43 GersonA 84 5 00
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44 StevensTJ 81 2 00
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44 PolinskyL 81 2 00
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Questions:

A shirt made by this school pronounces this official color of the University of Michigan as a "bold, arrogant, shade of yellow". (Whether that yellow is highlighter yellow or more of an orangey-mustardy yellow is a long running fight among fans of the school and its athletic suppliers.)

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Maize

This school has four official colors, based on the coats of arms of the Calverts and Crosslands families. Their recent partnership with Under Armour should make absolutely sure you know they are red, black, yellow, and white.

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University of Maryland

Georgia Tech, Purdue, Pitt, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest all "officially" share this color with a rhyming name, which varies from light olive or olive brown to deep or strong yellow.

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Old Gold

This western school's official school colors are cherry and silver, but from 1973-1979, locally popular turquoise was added, until it was realized that it really clashed with cherry and silver and was dropped in 1980.

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University of New Mexico

This Jesuit school selected the papal colors of maroon and gold to honor the papal colors (and traditional colors of the city of Rome) to distinguish itself from other Jesuit institutions like Holy Cross, Fordham, and Georgetown.

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Boston College

Virginia Tech's colors are burnt orange and a shade of maroon whose official name honors the "Western school" that had made it famous when VPI adopted it in 1896.

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Chicago Maroon

Pantone 292, also known as Jordy Blue, is a light shade of "sky blue" which takes its common name from this Ivy League university, which uses it to honor the Philolexian Society, the school's oldest student organization.

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Columbia Blue

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: Ohio State initially adopted the school colors of black and orange, only to learn Princeton had adopted them. They then adopted this color scheme, which, to their knowledge, no other school had adopted. The official names are mentioned in the chorus of "Buckeye Battle Cry".

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Scarlet and Gray

Cornell's "Big Red" is official this shade of red, named for a variety of the mineral chalcedony, which is noted for its rich shade of reddish-brown.

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Carnelian

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: When DC's Columbian University became George Washington University in 1904, it adopted these two colors of the military uniform worn by George Washington during the Revolutionary War.

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Buff and Blue

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: The University of Mississippi and Southern Methodist University both have, as their official colors, two shades named for the Ivy League universities that originated them. Name the specific shades adopted.

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Harvard Crimson and Yale Blue

Developed by adidas in 2003, this specific shade of blue (Pantone 285) was chosen as a compromise to balance UCLA's football team's wearing of powder blue and the basketball team's wearing of royal blue.

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True Blue