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By Cider Jim
#527626 Liberty's Quiz Bowl team went undefeated (4-0) to secure our 10th Big South Conference championship in a dozen years.

LU over High Point, 305 to 115
LU over Gardner-Webb, 500 to -15
LU over Radford, 235 to 155
LU over Longwood, 320 to 125
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By Purple Haize
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Cider Jim wrote:Liberty's Quiz Bowl team went undefeated (4-0) to secure our 10th Big South Conference championship in a dozen years.

LU over High Point, 305 to 115
LU over Gardner-Webb, 500 to -15
LU over Radford, 235 to 155
LU over Longwood, 320 to 125


When will you be going QBS? Study
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By Cider Jim
#527703 The LU news website did a nice article on us.

http://www.liberty.edu/news/index.cfm?P ... MID=224297
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By Cider Jim
#529668 We ended our season with 44 wins, including the last two over our faculty team, and then finished off the night with our Awards Banquet. Study

JV over Faculty, 535-325
Varsity over Faculty, 610-200
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By Cider Jim
#538539 LU's Quiz Bowl teams scored 11 wins today at the Early Fall Tournament at the University of Virginia.

LU over Princeton, 285-180
LU over Virginia Tech, 245-175
LU over Johns Hopkins, 270-70
LU over Virginia Tech, 290-195
LU (JV) over North Carolina, 175-165
LU (JV) over Johns Hopkins, 230-125
LU (JV) over UVa, 245-200
LU (novice) over UVa, 135-125
LU (novice) over LU (JV), 155-95
LU (novice) over Johns Hopkins, 185-160
LU (novice) over Washington & Lee, 235-155
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By Class of 20Something
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Cider Jim wrote:LU's Quiz Bowl teams scored 11 wins today at the Early Fall Tournament at the University of Virginia.

LU over Princeton, 285-180
LU over Virginia Tech, 245-175
LU over Johns Hopkins, 270-70
LU over Virginia Tech, 290-195
LU (JV) over North Carolina, 175-165
LU (JV) over Johns Hopkins, 230-125
LU (JV) over UVa, 245-200
LU (novice) over UVa, 135-125
LU (novice) over LU (JV), 155-95
LU (novice) over Johns Hopkins, 185-160
LU (novice) over Washington & Lee, 235-155


That sounds impressive. Can I get some context oh how impressive this is?
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By Cider Jim
#538547 Considering the level of competition and the number of wins we earned, this is likely the best showing LU has ever had at a tournament (and that includes going to nationals twice and finishing 20th and 14th in the country in 2014 & 2015). We've beaten Ivy Leagues before (UPenn a few times), but this was LU's first win over Princeton, which was likely our best win in the history of the program.
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By Class of 20Something
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Cider Jim wrote:Considering the level of competition and the number of wins we earned, this is likely the best showing LU has ever had at a tournament (and that includes going to nationals twice and finishing 20th and 14th in the country in 2014 & 2015). We've beaten Ivy Leagues before (UPenn a few times), but this was LU's first win over Princeton, which was likely our best win in the history of the program.


Way to go! I appreciate the context.
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By adam42381
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Class of 20Something wrote:
Cider Jim wrote:LU's Quiz Bowl teams scored 11 wins today at the Early Fall Tournament at the University of Virginia.

LU over Princeton, 285-180
LU over Virginia Tech, 245-175
LU over Johns Hopkins, 270-70
LU over Virginia Tech, 290-195
LU (JV) over North Carolina, 175-165
LU (JV) over Johns Hopkins, 230-125
LU (JV) over UVa, 245-200
LU (novice) over UVa, 135-125
LU (novice) over LU (JV), 155-95
LU (novice) over Johns Hopkins, 185-160
LU (novice) over Washington & Lee, 235-155


That sounds impressive. Can I get some context oh how impressive this is?

To piggyback on this, how many teams/schools are at a competition? Who had the most wins and what was their total? I have no real idea how Quiz Bowl works, so some context could be helpful. Thanks and congrats!
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By Cider Jim
#538586 Adam, there were 24 teams at the tournament, and I believe UPenn won the tournament with an undefeated record. We played 5 prelim rounds before lunch, and then 6 playoff rounds after lunch with 3 separate playoff brackets.
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By adam42381
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Cider Jim wrote:Adam, there were 24 teams at the tournament, and I believe UPenn won the tournament with an undefeated record. We played 5 prelim rounds before lunch, and then 6 playoff rounds after lunch with 3 separate playoff brackets.

Thanks! So, how many wins would that give Penn? Jm
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By Cider Jim
#538596 I think UPenn was 11-0, but many of these top-tier teams play graduate students. LU's varsity team is 3 seniors and a junior, and all but one are Honors Program students, including 2 National Merit Finalists on a full academic ride.
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By CCWMichael
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Cider Jim wrote:LU's Quiz Bowl teams scored 11 wins today at the Early Fall Tournament at the University of Virginia.

LU over Princeton, 285-180
LU over Virginia Tech, 245-175
LU over Johns Hopkins, 270-70
LU over Virginia Tech, 290-195
LU (JV) over North Carolina, 175-165
LU (JV) over Johns Hopkins, 230-125
LU (JV) over UVa, 245-200
LU (novice) over UVa, 135-125
LU (novice) over LU (JV), 155-95
LU (novice) over Johns Hopkins, 185-160
LU (novice) over Washington & Lee, 235-155

I am a bit late to the dance floor but I must chime in that this is impressive. Do they stream events like this? I like to make or local HS televised versions my Jeopardy ... thinking this might be a bit more fun.
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By Cider Jim
#539156 Thanks for asking. The Big South used to stream their Quiz Bowl tournament, but they haven't done it in a number of years. However, if you want to watch a half of LU's Quiz Bowl team playing Longwood a few years ago, here is a link to it (but we have much nicer polos now): https://www.facebook.com/LibertyUnivers ... 253851673/

Three of these players took us to nationals two years in a row in 2014 & 2015, where we finished 20th and 14th in the country. The missing player on this team, Doug Stephens, graduated from LU in 2015 and is now at Harvard Law School.
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By Cider Jim
#540025 Liberty scored 10 wins today at the ACF Fall Quiz Bowl tournament at Virginia Tech:
LU over LU novice, 400-75
LU over UVa, 235-190
LU over Wake Forest, 275-80
LU over Virginia Tech, 265-210
LU over UVa, 260-250
LU over Duke, 300-260
LU over Virginia Tech, 260-100
LU over Wake Forest, 160-120
LU over Virginia Tech, 235-165
LU over LU JV, 180-165
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By CCWMichael
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Cider Jim wrote:Liberty scored 10 wins today at the ACF Fall Quiz Bowl tournament at Virginia Tech:
LU over LU novice, 400-75
LU over UVa, 235-190
LU over Wake Forest, 275-80
LU over Virginia Tech, 265-210
LU over UVa, 260-250
LU over Duke, 300-260
LU over Virginia Tech, 260-100
LU over Wake Forest, 160-120
LU over Virginia Tech, 235-165
LU over LU JV, 180-165


BAM! Great work!
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By Cider Jim
#540325 Our fall semester Quiz Bowl wins have made the LU spash page!

http://www.liberty.edu/news/index.cfm?PID=18495&MID=250101