SEC Alumni (non-athletic) by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

PerryS


Runner(s)-Up:

HightB
Watch this space.


Quiz Description

They are considered the most power conference in the land so you'd think their alumni are as well. Let's see. ID these noted alumni from SEC schools (since there are only twelve spots, I'll stick with the "original" twelve schools before the add on of Mizzou and TAMU). NOTE: these people may not have finished their careers at these school so "alumni" is loosely based. If they went there, I'm counting it.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 35 09 09 66 57 48 18 70 83 61 14 48
1 PerryS 599 97 20
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2 HightB 515 93 20
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3 BurgerM 440 89 20
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4 BarkerC 439 84 20
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5 SheahanJ 422 80 20
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6 LuskT 397 76 20
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7 GrahamJ 376 71 00
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8 Neil 375 67 20
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9 JastrzebskiS 334 63 20
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10 RoseM 327 58 00
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11 randalleng 316 54 20
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12 PeskinK 312 47 20
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12 SorensonG 312 47 20
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14 WareD 301 41 00
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15 WeikleB 292 36 20
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16 ConnorA 264 32 00
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17 MorrisT 250 28 00
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18 SchroederS 243 23 00
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19 BeningoS 208 19 20
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20 quarterrican 189 15 00
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21 PolinskyL 185 10 20
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22 HoH 169 6 00
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23 DBrick 151 2 20
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Questions:

Alabama: (BA and JD, during the 1930s) This noted baseball announcer and host of TWIB went to Alabama. He began is announcing career at Crimson Tide games at the age of fifteen. Well how about that?

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Mel Allen

Arkansas: (Electrical Engineering, 1946, MS Math 1948, MS Physics 1950) Finding an Arkansas grad that did something is about as hard as finding a virgin in a maternity ward. That said there's this: Walter Keller used all those Arkansas degrees to developed this life saving cardio device called the "Articor." Gerry Marsden was glad it was invented or else he'd have to find another name for his band.

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pacemaker

Auburn: (BS Indust. Engineering, 1982) This CEO once cheered on the WarTribeTigersPlainsEaglesMen. Now he gets flak for every time a new iOS system crashes just like their Eagle did once into the side of Jordan-Hare Stadium. WDE.

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Tim Cook

Florida: (no degree) This member of the military spent only one year as a Gator before transferring to Cincinnati to enter Med School. He later changed his mind and became a pilot. His name (and that of his mother) became world famous (or infamous, depending on how you look at it) seventy years ago.

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Paul Tibbets

Georgia: (BA Music, 2001) Titus Burgess, who also graduated from the HS I work at, also went to UGA. He is currently playing a character with the last name Andromedon on this popular Netflix series.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Kentucky: (Majored in law, minored in Geology, 1924) It was hard to find a semi-decent alum that didn't have Judd as their last name but there is this: This violator of the Butler Act went to UK.

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John T Scopes

LSU: (MA in Political Science) While his name is more synonymous with Minnesota and at one time the Minneapolis skyline, this politician taught poli sci classes at LSU.

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Hubert Humphrey

Mississippi: (Journalism, 1965) This former ESPN football reporter was fired in 2011 for making sexist comments towards both Holly Rowe and Jeannine Edwards. (I am looking for the guy who is on the right in the photo).

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Ron Franklin

Mississippi State: (Agriculture, 1951) When viewing the MSU alumni, it was obvious there aren't that many that aren't related to sports, save for this gem: this man, the "Mouth of Mississippi," put Yazoo, MS, on the map with his redneck style of comedy that would later influence Jeff Foxworthy.

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Jerry Clower

South Carolina: (MS from the math department). This man, whose cryptic mouthed messages at the beginning of a popular quiz show made millions hit rewind on their DVRs, better not get this question wrong*. If you have no clue what I speak of, DVR 8/13's and 8/14's episodes. *Assuming he takes the quiz, which I am sure he will just to see who I put down for SC's alum.

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Ben Ingram

Tennessee: (no degree) He won the National Book Award in 1992 for All the Pretty Horses and the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road.

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Cormac McCarthy

Vanderbilt: (BA English and Philosophy, minored in Astronomy) This Vandy grad was named the 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry in 1966. He is best known, though, for a book that made people think twice about canoeing down N GA rivers and banjo music in general.

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James Dickey