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Saturday Morning Sports Trivia: Kentucky Wildcats

There are few things I love in this world more than my Kentucky Wildcats. I’m a born and raised Kentuckian, a UK alum and a life long Cats fan for going on 23 years. Similarly, I love trivia. Kentucky sports are one of the few things that can beat a solid bar trivia night. I’ve been writing trivia articles every Saturday for the last couple months and now I have decided to combine the two things I love. So, here is one of the most my best ones yet: Kentucky Sports Trivia. 15 questions, matching and a final that only true Cats fans would know. Follow us on Twitter @soft7sports and let us know how you did.

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Questions

  1. How many John Calipari-coached former Kentucky players have won an NBA Title?
  2. How many NCAA National Championships has Kentucky won across all sports? *hint: cheerleading is not an NCAA sanctioned sport.
  3. Who is the all time leading point scorer in Kentucky Men’s Basketball history?
  4. Who is the only Wildcat to be taken number one overall in the NFL Draft?
  5. Who is the winningest coach in Kentucky football history?
  6. Who was the head basketball coach for the 1978 National Championship team?
  7. What former Kentucky basketball player made five straight three pointers to start a game versus North Carolina?
  8. Rick Pitino coached Kentucky from 1989-1997. Where did he go immediately after?
  9. What Kentucky alum currently plays on the PGA Tour?
  10. What prestigious basketball high school did Rajon Rondo attend before Kentucky?
  11. “Touchdown” Terry Wilson originally played for what other D-1 school before coming to Kentucky?
  12. How many Kentucky alums are currently on MLB rosters?
  13. Who is the Athletic Director of Kentucky?
  14. In 2010, Kentucky had a record number of players taken in the first round of the NBA Draft with how many players drafted?
  15. Who is the last NBA Rookie of the Year from Kentucky?

Matching
Match the Kentucky Basketball player to the NBA team that drafted them.

Brandon Knight________________________Milwaukee Bucks
Antoine Walker________________________Minnesota Timberwolves
Jodie Meeks____________________________Detroit Pistons
Demarcus Cousins_____________________Boston Celtics
Rex Chapman__________________________Charlotte Hornets
Karl-Anthony Towns___________________Sacramento Kings

Final
Name the last three Kentucky Football players to return a punt for a touchdown.

Answers

  1. 0
  2. 11 (8 men’s basketball, 2 rifle, 1 track and field)
  3. Dan Issel (2,138)
  4. Tim Couch
  5. Bear Bryant
  6. Joe B. Hall
  7. Tayshaun Prince
  8. Boston Celtics
  9. J.B. Holmes
  10. Oak Hill Academy
  11. Oregon
  12. 7 (Collin Cowgill, Scott Downs, James Paxton, Chris Rusin, Trevor Gott, Alex Meyer, AJ Reed)
  13. Mitch Barnhart
  14. 5
  15. Karl-Anthony Towns

Matching Answers

Brandon Knight________________________Detroit Pistons
Antoine Walker________________________Boston Celtics
Jodie Meeks____________________________Milwaukee Bucks
Demarcus Cousins_____________________Sacramento Kings
Rex Chapman__________________________Charlotte Hornets
Karl-Anthony Towns Jr.________________Minnesota Timberwolves

Final Answer

Randall Cobb, Charles Walker, Lynn Bowden

7 replies »

  1. #1 is wrong. Harrellson doesn’t have a ring. The Heat released him in January of that year, so he was not on the playoff roster.

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