ACC Alumni by HightB

Champion(s):

PeskinK


Runner(s)-Up:

Matto
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Quiz Description

Questions about famous (or infamous) alumni of schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference and their creation. Questions are centered around member schools currently eligible for the Atlantic Coast Conference football championship

Full Results:

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1 PeskinK 482 97 00
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2 Matto 425 93 15
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3 CoenM 420 88 15
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4 GoodmanDL 366 84 00
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5 AllenJ 347 79 15
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6 GrahamJ 342 75 15
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7 HessJa 319 70 15
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8 QuintongJ 312 65 15
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9 SchroederS 297 61 00
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10 ConnorA 260 56 15
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11 minarik15 250 52 00
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12 BeanA 246 47 00
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13 CarterBurke 233 43 15
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14 ChrisRosenberg 195 38 00
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15 SpoeriJ 182 34 00
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16 WareD 162 29 00
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17 HoH 161 22 00
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17 quarterrican 161 22 00
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19 GoldsteinB 139 15 00
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20 RaiaB 133 11 00
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21 JordanG 128 6 00
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22 srs 76 2 00
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Questions:

This 1964 graduate of Virginia Tech is the author of "Rocket Boys", a memoir of his childhood that was the basis of the film "October Sky"

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Homer HICKAM, Jr.

FIRST and LAST NAME needed: This former University of Miami football player is the head of Tuff Gong clothing and the owner of a coffee company based on his famous family name. In addition to being the son of a famous musician, he had a long-term relationship with musician Lauryn Hill.

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ROHAN MARLEY

This man of letters earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina in 1941 before going on to graduate study at Columbia and co-founding the City Lights bookstore with Peter Martin.

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Lawrence FERLNGHETTI

This future Senator and 2004/2008 Presidential candidate was a walk-on for the 1971 Clemson Tigers before transferring to North Carolina State, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Textiles before attending the University of North Carolina School of Law.

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John EDWARDS

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: One 1979 University of Virginia graduate won the Walter Cronkite Award for her September 2008 interview of Sarah Palin. A 1992 graduate of UVa saw her career stock rise after parodying Ms. Palin's responses for an NBC television show. Name both individuals.

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Katie COURIC, Tina FEY

Continuing the theme of walk-ons, this future politician was a walk-on at quarterback for Wake Forest in 1975 before transferring to Florida State and then running for the Governorship of Florida as both a Republican and a Democrat.

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Charlie CRIST

In another instance of dual ACC school degrees, this future comedian and television personality earned hsi Bachelor's from Duke in 1990 before attending medical school at the University of North Carolina. If you aren't familiar with his work on a former NBC comedy series, you may have seen him in the recent "30 for 30" film "I Hate Christian Laettner".

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Ken JEONG

Although his ties to Georgia Tech are based upon a year of graduate studies, this man was the first physician to be named Army Chief of Staff, serving in that role from 1910-1914. A U.S. army base named in his honor specializes in providing basic combat training as well as specialized schools for the Army Corps of Engineers, the Military Police Corps, and the Chemical Corps.

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Gen. Leonard WOOD

This 1995 novel by Michael Chabon (Univ. of Pittsburgh, 1984) featuring professor Grady Tripp was adapted into a 2000 film directed by Curtis Hanon and starring Michael Douglas.

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WONDER BOYS

Among the most successful graduates of Syracuse University in the field of broadcast television was this 1956 grad, who was a co-founder of the Home Shopping Network, the creator of The Worship Network, and creator of a broadcast network that started in 1998 focused on family-friendly programming that was later sold to NBC.

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Lowell "Bud" PAXON

This graduate of Boston College Law School represented the Second District of Massachusetts from 1953-1989, but may be best remembered for the amendment bearing his name that was aimed at ending funding to the Nicaraguan Contras.

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Edward BOLAND

University of Louisville graduate Donald Elbert was one of the engineers listed as a co-inventor of synthetic sports turf for this corporation. Said corporation would later change the name of "Chemgrass" to "Astroturf" in honor of one of its early adapters.

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