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William & Mary participated in the National College Bowl, a quiz show that tested both general knowledge and quick reasoning skills. The show was taped at the CBS Studio in New York City. William & Mary took part in two nationally televised tournaments in 1960 and 1966. William & Mary faced Purdue University on January 24, 1960 and lost by a score of 240 to 50. In December 1966, William & Mary faced Columbia University and lost by a score of 330 to 60.1

Members of the Quiz Bowl team from 1960 include:

  • First Team: Tom Lipscomb, Vida Carmen Kenk, Michael A. Glass, and Rex Adelberger
  • Alternates: Sandy McNair and John Renick


Material in the Special Collections Research Center

  • Flat Hat, November 24, 1959, pg. 1
  • Flat Hat, December 1, 1959, pg. 12
  • Flat Hat, December 8, 1959, pg. 11
  • Flat Hat, January 12, 1960, pg. 1


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