Big Ten question stumps 'Jeopardy' contestants

“Jeopardy” has been around for more than 50 years now. However, it’s not every day that Alex Trebek runs off a Big Ten-related question. That’s exactly what happened on Thursday, when this question was asked: “Now that Rutgers and Maryland are joining the party, the Big Ten Football Conference has X football members?”

The result? None of the contestants had the answer. Andrea, the show’s returning champion, took a stab at it, guessing 12, which of course would have been the correct answer before Maryland and Rutgers joined.

Once the buzzer sounds, Trebek responds: “I know, it sounds weird.”

The Big Ten isn’t alone, Alex. The Big 12 has 10 teams. Conference expansion also has given us Creighton in the Big East.

 

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Doug on 6/18/2014 @ 1:04pm EDT Said:

“None of the contestants had the answer”
Sean – not a Jeopardy fan? If you were, you’d know this that was the answer and they want the question of “What is 14 teams?”

Just having fun with ya.

lu_alum on 6/19/2014 @ 5:45pm EDT Said:

The interesting thing is that Maryland and Rutgers don’t officially join the B1G until July 1st. Not a when-times question by the Jeopardy folks.

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