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

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Saturday Morning Sports Trivia: May Is an Underrated Sports Month

After a one week hiatus (I had to graduate real quick, my bad), we are back for another edition of Saturday morning sports trivia. May is an underrated month. The Kentucky Derby, the NBA Playoffs, Stanley Cup, MLB, Champions League semi-finals and all the NFL offseason drama a true sports fan could ask for. The Soft 7’s love our readers for their minds, so let’s end the week with another 15 questions. Follow us on twitter @soft7sports and retweet/share to challenge your friends.

Questions:

  1. After the Kentucky Derby, what other two races comprise the Triple Crown?
  2. Country House was crowned the winner of the 145th running of the Kentucky after what horse was disqualified for impeding other horses?
  3. The Celtics have the most NBA titles with 17, the Lakers are second with 16; what two teams are next highest with 6 titles?
  4. In what decade was the 24 second shot clock introduced to the NBA? (19?0)
  5. What city hosted the first NBA All-Star game in 1951?
  6. Who was the youngest player in NHL history to have a 100 point season?
  7. What goalie has the most saves all time in NHL history?
  8. How many consecutive 40 goal seasons did Wayne Gretzky have to set an NHL record?
  9. On Thursday, Albert Pujols became just the fifth person ever to do what?
  10. What is the distance between the pitcher’s mound and home plate?
  11. Who hit the most grand slams in the history of the Yankees?
  12. What country are both teams in the UEFA Champions League final from?
  13. What club has the most UEFA Champions League titles?
  14. Kyler Murray was the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Who was taken second?
  15. Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell are no longer with the Pittsburgh Steelers. What teams did they end up with, respectively?

Answers:

  1. Preakness, Belmont
  2. Maximum Security
  3. Bulls and Warriors
  4. 1950’s
  5. Boston, Massachusetts
  6. Sydney Crosby
  7. Martin Brodeur
  8. 12
  9. Hit 2,000 RBI’s
  10. 60 feet, 6 inches
  11. Lou Gehrig (23)
  12. England
  13. Real Madrid
  14. Nick Bose- SF
  15. Antonio Brown- Raiders, Le’Veon Bell- Jets

Saturday Sports Trivia: MLB Edition

With the MLB now in full swing, it is time to test the knowledge of the baseball hardos around the world. Like and share to challenge your friends and let us know how you did on twitter @soft7sports.

There will be no questions about how many homeruns Christian Yellich has hit since that number will probably change by the time this is published to the time you read it.

Questions:

  1. The Reds’ Joey Votto finally popped out to what position for the first time in his career after over 6,800 at bats?
  2. Who is the Manager of the Red Sox?
  3. What recently retired right fielder has been called “the best lead off hitter in baseball”?
  4. What player just signed the most lucrative contract in baseball history this season?
  5. What current player holds the record for most consecutive at bats without a hit?
  6. What team has the second most World Series Titles?
  7. What gross thing did Moises Alou, Jorge Posada, and Kerry Wood do to strengthen their grip?
  8. Who is the all time strikeout leader among active players?
  9. Who is the all time homerun leader among active players?
  10. Who is the all time stolen bases leader among active players?

Matching: Match the team to their ballpark.
Colorado Rockies__________________________Miller Park
New York Mets____________________________Coors Field
Chicago Cubs______________________________Citi Field
Tampa Bay Rays___________________________Tropicana Field
Milwaukee Brewers_______________________Wrigley Field

Answers:

  1. First base
  2. Alex Cora
  3. Ichiro
  4. Mike Trout
  5. Chris Davis
  6. St. Louis Cardinals
  7. Pee on their hands
  8. CC Sabathia
  9. Albert Pujols
  10. Rajai Davis

Matching
Colorado Rockies__________________________ Coors Field
New York Mets____________________________ Citi Field
Chicago Cubs______________________________ Wrigley Field
Tampa Bay Rays___________________________Tropicana Field
Milwaukee Brewers_______________________ Miller Park

Saturday Morning Sports Trivia: Stanley Cup Playoffs

We are getting right into the sweet spot of three overlapping championships. The NBA Playoffs, Stanley Cup Playoffs, and UEFA Champions League are all gracing us with their watchability all at once. But this trivia is all about one sport in particular. The one with the greatest trophy in sports, the Stanley Cup. With hockey finally converting from background noise to must-watch television, it is only right that it is the subject of today’s trivia. As always, throw us a follow @soft7sports on Twitter and let us know how you did for some free S7S stickers.

Questions:

  1. How many women’s names are engraved on the Stanley Cup Trophy?
  2. What team has won the most Stanley Cups and how many have they won?
  3. What American team has won the most Stanley Cups and how many have they won?
  4. What team that actually made the Stanley Cup Playoffs currently has the most Stanley Cups?
  5. What player has the most career playoff goals?
  6. What team won the Stanley Cup last season?
  7. What team did the answer to #6 beat?
  8. Who was the first player in NHL history to win an Olympic gold medal and a Stanley Cup in the same season?
  9. What was the first year that the Stanley Cup was awarded?
  10. What player holds the record for most career goals in the Stanley Cup Finals?
  11. One team has won the Stanley Cup 3 times since 2000. What team was it?
  12. What team is the only team to score three goals in less than one minute in the Stanley Cup Final?

Answers:

  1. 12
  2. Montreal Canadiens (23)
  3. Detroit Red Wings (11)
  4. Toronto Maple Leafs (13)
  5. Wayne Gretzky (122)
  6. Washington Capitals
  7. Las Vegas Knights
  8. Ken Morrow in 1980
  9. 1893
  10. Maurice Richard with 34
  11. Chicago Blackhawks in 2010, 2013, and 2015
  12. Montreal Canadiens in 1954

Saturday Morning Sports Trivia: Final Four

As our brackets prove we don’t know as much as we thought we did about college basketball, this is another chance to get some of that pride back. Ten questions about the bitter-sweet end of college basketball. Get a perfect score? Let us know in the comments or DM us on Twitter @soft7sports and we will send you a free S7S sticker. Good Luck!

Questions:

  1. Michigan State is known for their fans and how well they travel. What is the name of their student section at home games?
  2. How many Final Fours has Bruce Pearl been to prior to this year?
  3. What is the nickname of all the teams that made the Final Four?
  4. What coach has the most Final Four appearances all time?
  5. Out of the four teams remaining, what player has committed the most personal fouls this season?
  6. Where is this years’ Final Four being held? (city, state)
  7. Who did Texas Tech beat on their Road to the Final Four?
  8. Who did Auburn beat on their Road to the Final Four?
  9. Who did Virginia beat on their Road to the Final Four?
  10. Who did Michigan State beat on their Road to the Final Four?
NCAA

Answers:

  1. The “Izzone”
  2. 0
  3. Red Raiders (Texas Tech), Spartans (Michigan State), Tigers (Auburn), Cavaliers (Virginia)
  4. John Wooden
  5. Anfernee McLemore, Auburn (117)
  6. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  7. Northern Kentucky, Buffalo, Michigan, Gonzaga
  8. New Mexico State, Kansas, North Carolina, Kentucky
  9. Gardner-Webb, Oklahoma, Oregon, Purdue
  10. Bradley, Minnesota, LSU, Duke

Saturday Morning Sports Trivia: Elite 8 Edition

We are back once again this Saturday morning with another round of trivia. The theme of this week will be the Elite 8 in honor of the great basketball going on tonight. Hopefully, by now you have stopped complaining about not having a perfect bracket. If you are perfect in this week’s trivia, however, let us know on Twitter @soft7sports for a free S7S sticker. As always, I love you all for your minds.

QUESTIONS:

  1. Name all 8 schools that made it to this year’s Elite 8.
  2. In honor of Auburn’s upset win over UNC, how many times has a 5-seed made it to the Elite 8?
  3. The Tennessee Volunteers failed to make the Elite 8 once again this year. How many Elite 8’s has the school been to total?
  4. In 2005, the Michigan State versus Kentucky Elite 8 matchup was forced into overtime on a controversial three pointer at the buzzer made by whom?
  5. How many times has Tom Izzo made it past the Elite 8 into the Final 4?
  6. What two teams combined for the highest scoring Elite 8 game of all time?
  7. What team still alive in the tournament has the top scoring offense?
  8. What team still alive has the worst 3 point field goal percentage?
  9. What team has the most Final Four appearances?
  10. The remaining school in the Elite 8 have combined for how many Final Four Appearances?

ANSWERS:

  1. Duke, Kentucky, Auburn, Virginia, Purdue, Michigan State, Texas Tech, Gonzaga
  2. 8
  3. 1
  4. Patrick Sparks
  5. 7
  6. UNLV vs. Loyola Marymount: 131-101 in 1990
  7. Gonzaga
  8. Duke
  9. North Carolina
  10. 47- Kentucky (17), Duke (16), Michigan State (9), Virginia (2), Purdue (2), Gonzaga (1), Texas Tech (0), Auburn (0)

Saturday Morning Sports Trivia: NCAA Tournament Edition

Every sports fan fills out a bracket with the same dumb thought that this year could be the year that they fill out a perfect sheet. We all think that we know everything there is to know about NCAA basketball. But how much do you really know? As I say every week, I love you all for your minds. And I bet nobody can get a perfect bracket or 15/15.

Questions:

  1. What team, led by CJ McCollum, beat Duke as a 15-seed in 2012?
  2. 2-seeds have combined for a total of 8 losses to 15 seeds. What school has 2 of those losses?
  3. A 15-seed has only advanced to the Sweet 16 once. What team did it in 2013?
  4. Murray State’s Ja Morant posted a triple double with 19 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds. This was the first NCAA Tournament triple-double since who?
  5. Steph Curry and Davidson’s historic tournament run in 2008 ended with a loss to what team?
  6. What is the lowest seed to ever advance to the Elite 8 (16 being the lowest)?
  7. Has a 7-seed ever lost in the National Championship game?
  8. Two coaches have taken three different schools to the Final Four (both coaches had two appearances vacated). Name them both.
  9. When was the last time Tom Izzo won a national title?
  10. What team overcame a 25 point deficit to Iona in 2012 to move past the First Four?
  11. This is the 81st NCAA Tournament. How many schools have won a title?
  12. How many times has the number 1 overall seed won the tournament?
  13. What conference had the most teams receive a bid to this year’s tourney?
  14. Who has more NCAA Tourney appearances: Tennessee or their coach Rick Barnes?
  15. How many different combinations can the NCAA Tournament Bracket have?

Answers:

  1. Lehigh
  2. Duke
  3. Florida Gulf-Coast
  4. Draymond Green
  5. Kansas
  6. 12 (Mizzou in 2002)
  7. No.
  8. Rick Pitino (Providence, Kentucky, Louisville), John Calipari (UMass, Memphis, Kentucky)
  9. 2000
  10. BYU
  11. 35
  12. 3 (Florida, 2004; Kentucky, 2012; Louisville 2013) I guess I have to also accept 2 for this answer
  13. Big 10- 8
  14. Rick Barnes (24/22)
  15. 9,223,372,036,854,775,808- yes, I realize this question is unfair.