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Old 03-06-2013, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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March Madness Trivia, Volume #6

OK, here is the latest question, and is probably a fairly easy one:

In 2001, the NCAA Tournament expanced from 64 to 65 teams. Who knows why and be specific?

Hopefully everyone is liking this stuff...I tend to be a trivia fan and love these kinds of things.
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OK, here is the latest question, and is probably a fairly easy one:

In 2001, the NCAA Tournament expanced from 64 to 65 teams. Who knows why and be specific?

Hopefully everyone is liking this stuff...I tend to be a trivia fan and love these kinds of things.
The 16-team WAC split into two conferences, the WAC and the Mountain West. In that year, the Mountain West became eligible for an automatic bid, so rather than take one from an existing at-large team, they expanded the field by 1.
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Re: March Madness Trivia, Volume #6

Because the creation of....the Mountain West Conference?....would have reduced the number of at-large bids by 1.
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Both of you are correct! And with today's conference reconfiguation, how ironic is it that the WAC is horrible and barely a shell of itself. It really was a very good conference back then.

In 1999, the WAC lost the following programs:

Air Force
BYU
Colorado State
UNLV
New Mexico
San Diego State
Utah
Wyoming

(History is repeating itself with the same thing happening with the Big East/C7 right now.)

In 2001, they lost TCU.
In 2005, they lost Rice, SMU, UTEP and Tulsa.
In 2011, they lost Boise State.
In 2012, they lost Fresno State, Hawai'i & Nevada.

In July of this year, the WAC is going to lose the following teams (many of whom just joined in 2012):

Denver (Summit League)
Louisiana Tech & UT-San Antonio (Conference USA)
San Jose State & Utah State (Mountain West)
UT-Arlington & Texas State (Sun Belt)

The WAC membership for next year:

Cal State-Bakersfield
Chicago State
Grand Canyon
Idaho (leaving in 2014 for Big Sky)
UMKC
New Mexico State
Seattle
UT-Pan American
Utah Valley

Talk about a conference that is on edge and always worrying about its' survival...WOW! Major instability for many years...
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just curious who played in the PIG in 2001. My memory may be off, but I thought this started in 02 with Alcorn St losing to a crappy below 500 team from Loudonville.
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just curious who played in the PIG in 2001. My memory may be off, but I thought this started in 02 with Alcorn St losing to a crappy below 500 team from Loudonville.
The first ever PIG game (was going to be one of my future trivia questions) was played between:

Winthrop & Northwestern State, won by N'western State 71-67...they then lost by 41 to #1 seed Illinois.
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make this 1 long thread instead of making new ones for each question. its annoying
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make this 1 long thread instead of making new ones for each question. its annoying
Why? Does it keep pushing your "Seawolf Pride" thread off the top post?
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The first ever PIG game (was going to be one of my future trivia questions) was played between:

Winthrop & Northwestern State, won by N'western State 71-67...they then lost by 41 to #1 seed Illinois.
Thanks. I must have forgotten that was the first because I did not have a team to root for there (or as in the case of the first 1 I remember Root AGAINST)

BTW, nice response to the SB fan. I was going to comment on the irony of an SBU fan complaining about annoying
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Both of you are correct! And with today's conference reconfiguation, how ironic is it that the WAC is horrible and barely a shell of itself. It really was a very good conference back then.

In 1999, the WAC lost the following programs:

Air Force
BYU
Colorado State
UNLV
New Mexico
San Diego State
Utah
Wyoming

(History is repeating itself with the same thing happening with the Big East/C7 right now.)

In 2001, they lost TCU.
In 2005, they lost Rice, SMU, UTEP and Tulsa.
In 2011, they lost Boise State.
In 2012, they lost Fresno State, Hawai'i & Nevada.

In July of this year, the WAC is going to lose the following teams (many of whom just joined in 2012):

Denver (Summit League)
Louisiana Tech & UT-San Antonio (Conference USA)
San Jose State & Utah State (Mountain West)
UT-Arlington & Texas State (Sun Belt)

The WAC membership for next year:

Cal State-Bakersfield
Chicago State
Grand Canyon
Idaho (leaving in 2014 for Big Sky)
UMKC
New Mexico State
Seattle
UT-Pan American
Utah Valley

Talk about a conference that is on edge and always worrying about its' survival...WOW! Major instability for many years...
LOL Grand Canyon?? What a horrible conference this is going to be. Will make the 2013-14 Big East look like this season's Big 10.
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Both of you are correct! And with today's conference reconfiguation, how ironic is it that the WAC is horrible and barely a shell of itself. It really was a very good conference back then.

In 1999, the WAC lost the following programs:

Air Force
BYU
Colorado State
UNLV
New Mexico
San Diego State
Utah
Wyoming

(History is repeating itself with the same thing happening with the Big East/C7 right now.)

In 2001, they lost TCU.
In 2005, they lost Rice, SMU, UTEP and Tulsa.
In 2011, they lost Boise State.
In 2012, they lost Fresno State, Hawai'i & Nevada.

In July of this year, the WAC is going to lose the following teams (many of whom just joined in 2012):

Denver (Summit League)
Louisiana Tech & UT-San Antonio (Conference USA)
San Jose State & Utah State (Mountain West)
UT-Arlington & Texas State (Sun Belt)

The WAC membership for next year:

Cal State-Bakersfield
Chicago State
Grand Canyon
Idaho (leaving in 2014 for Big Sky)
UMKC
New Mexico State
Seattle
UT-Pan American
Utah Valley

Talk about a conference that is on edge and always worrying about its' survival...WOW! Major instability for many years...
Well, this makes you feel better being in the AEast, seeing what happened to the Wac, at lease we are relativity stable.
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Re: March Madness Trivia, Volume #6

I'm thinking New Mexico state has to be at least a 10 point favorite in every conference game they play this year, right??
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