“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.