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Performing a dunk was considered legal again in what season?

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Each NFL team is allowed to have a maximum of how many players?

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Which player made the "Heisman pose" famous?

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What team won the 1933 NFL Eastern Division?

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What infamous play was Ken Stabler known for?

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What team did Kobe played against when he scored both his lowest and highest game ever?

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In what year was the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) founded?

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Besides Babe Ruth, who was the only player to hit three home runs in a World Series game?

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The CCNY point-shaving scandal happened during what season?

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Why was Pete Rose banned for life in the MLB?

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How many games does each team play during a regular season?

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Which professional sports league is considered the third in terms of revenue?

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Which NBA franchise has won 3 titles in a row?

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In college football, HBCU stands for...

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Besides the U.S.A., what other country does the American League have a team from?

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  • What are the dimensions of an Olympic swimming pool?
  • Harold Edward “Red” Grange was also known as the…
  • Cy Young has pitched for how many games over the course of his 22-year career?
  • Who holds the record for most losses in MLB history?
  • How many losses did Cy Young accumulate during his 22-year career?
  • How much did Secretariat earn during his career?
  • What is the title of the movie that was inspired by Secretariat?
  • Which of the following coaches came off the bench to play for his team in the Stanley Cup finals?
  • Who is the only player in NBA history to earn the accolades as Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year?
  • What jersey number did Larry Bird wear during high school, college and with the Boston Celtics?
  • Twitter’s first logo was named after whom?
  • Who set the lowest officially recorded round in PGA history?
  • What is the lowest recorded round of golf set by Rhein Gibson?
  • Which golfer won exactly 18 major titles in golf history?
  • In what country was the first World Cup held?
  • Which soccer player has scored the most goals?
  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s full name is…
  • What is Pelé’s real name?
  • Metta World Peace was previously known as…
  • Who is the youngest player to win the FIFA World Cup?
  • How old was Pelé when he played in the 1958 FIFA World Cup?
  • In what year was the first ever FIFA World Cup held?
  • Who is the oldest player in history to play in a World Cup?
  • At what age did Essam El Hadary compete during the 2018 FIFA World Cup?
  • In what year was the first ever PGA Tour held?
  • In what year was the first ever PGA Championship held?
  • What is the oldest golf tournament in existence?
  • Who was the 1st winner of the first ever PGA Championship during 1916?
  • In what year was the first ever Open Championship held?
  • Who won the first ever Open Championship during 1860?
  • What country earned the most medals during the 1896 Summer Olympics?
  • How many medals did the United States win during the 1896 Summer Olympics?
  • In what country did the first ever 1896 Summer Olympics take place?
  • In what year was “The Championships, Wimbledon” founded?
  • What is considered the most popular sport in the world?
  • What is considered the oldest sport in the world?
  • When is it believed that running officially became a sport?
  • What was Jim Marshall infamous for?
  • How many yards did Jim Marshall famously run to return a fumble to the wrong end zone?
  • Who is the youngest male to ever win a Grand Slam tennis tournament?
  • How did Michael Chang beat Ivan Lendl?
  • In what year did Michael Chang become the youngest Grand Slam champion?
  • Who is the shortest NBA player of all time?
  • How tall is Muggsy Bogues?
  • Who was Isaiah Thomas named after?
  • How tall is Isaiah Thomas?
  • What is the world record for the most red cards given in one soccer game?
  • How many red cards did Gerardo Bedoya accumulate during his career?
  • What is Gerardo Bedoya’s nickname?
  • Who is the referee that set the Guinness Book record for most red cards shown in one match?
  • Which tennis player has the record for most consecutive wins?
  • How many consecutive wins did Esther Vergeer earn during her record setting career?
  • In what pro wrestling league did Brian Urlacher debut?
  • What was the 2000 Summer Paralympics infamous for?
  • How many of the Spanish basketball team members from the 2000 Summer Paralympics had no disability?
  • What country has won the most medals in the Winter Olympics but has yet to win in the Summer Olympics?
  • What is the purpose of the Jim Thorpe Award?
  • Who was the 139th overall pick in the seventh round of the 1977 NBA draft?
  • What was Bruce Jenner diagnosed with when he was still a child?
  • In what year was the inaugural season of Formula One racing?
  • Why is it called Formula One?
  • Which Formula One driver has the most career wins?
  • How many wins did Lewis Hamilton accumulate in his career?
  • Each race in a Formula One season is called…
  • In what year did the first ever organized automobile race take place?
  • Who won in the first motor race back in 1895?
  • The NBA was founded in the year…
  • Who scored the first basket in the first ever NBA game?
  • Who is the only NBA player to score 100 points in a single game?
  • Who is the first NBA player to accumulate a score of over 30,000 points during his career?
  • The youngest NBA player to score 10,000 career points is…
  • Who is the first African American to play in the NBA?
  • In what year was the WNBA launched?
  • Who holds the record for the most finals MVP in the WNBA?
  • How many finals MVPs did Cynthia Cooper-Dyke earn during her career?
  • Who is considered the tallest identical twins in WNBA history?
  • What is the height of WNBA twins Heidi and Heather Burge?
  • This player scored the first basket in WNBA history…
  • The following teams participated in the first ever WNBA playoffs except…
  • Which WNBA team won the 1997 championship?
  • Who has the honor of scoring the first ever dunk in the WNBA?
  • Adrian Newey is best known as a…
  • The 2010 rule change in Formula One is best known for…
  • In what year was McLaren founded?
  • Who founded McLaren back in 1963?
  • What is the racing division of the luxury Italian auto manufacturer Ferrari?
  • Who earned the first trophy for Ferrari?
  • When did José Froilán González earn the first trophy for Ferrari?
  • What nickname is Ferrari also known for?
  • The term “Grand Prix” was first used in…
  • Who is the first driver in history to hold both the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia title in one season?
  • The racing team with the most wins in an F1 season is…
  • The acronym NFL stands for… 
  • The NFL was founded in the year…
  • There are a total of how many players on the field per team?
  • Each NFL team is allowed to have a maximum of how many players?
  • There are a total of how many teams on the league?
  • The 32 teams are divided equally between…
  • The NFC stands for…
  • The AFC stands for…
  • The NFL is one of how many major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada?
  • How many week are there in a regular NFL season?
  • The NFL’s eighteen-week regular season starts from…
  • How many games does each team participate in during the regular season?
  • A bye week in sports means…
  • A wild card is also known as…
  • Wild card in sports means…
  • What professional sports league has the highest average attendance?
  • What is the average attendance for the National Football League?
  • The annual championship game of the National Football League is…
  • The Super Bowl has been the final game of the National Football League since…
  • The Super Bowl has replaced (blank) as the standard final season game.
  • The NFL decided to call the NFL Championship Game a single postseason playoff game since…
  • What divisions did the NFL Championship Game used?
  • The NFL Championship Game has divided the Eastern and Western divisions from…
  • What conferences did the NFL Championship Game used?
  • The NFL Championship Game has divided the American and National conferences from…
  • The NFL Championship Game has divided the Eastern and Western conferences from…
  • The NFL Championship Game has divided the Eastern (Capitol and Century) and Western (Central and Coastal) conferences from…
  • A team’s home field pertains to…
  • A home-field advantage pertains to…
  • What team won 1933 NFL Eastern Division?
  • What team won 1933 NFL Western Division?
  • What team won the 1933 NFL Championship Game?
  • In what season did the NFL start using different rules than college football?
  • In what season were the goalposts moved back to the end line?
  • What is the Bill Belichick Rule?
  • What is the Bronco Nagurski Rule?
  • What infamous play was Ken Stabler known for?
  • The Playoff Bowl is also known as…
  • The Super Bowl was originally called…
  • The team that holds the record for the most defeats in the Super Bowl is…
  • The NFL is second to what sports league as the most watched annual sporting event worldwide?
  • What Super Bowl game is considered the most watched program in the USA?
  • How many Americans watched Super Bowl XLIX?
  • What event is considered as the second-largest day for US food consumption, behind Thanksgiving Day?
  • What is considered as the original “bowl games”?
  • The Rose Bowl stadium was named after…
  • In what year did the AFL send an invitation to the NFL to schedule a “World Playoff” game between the two leagues?
  • Who was the first to use the term “Super Bowl” to refer to the AFL–NFL merger championship game?
  • Lamar Hunt’s reason for using “Super Bowl” was due to…
  • Which team has won the most NFL championship titles?
  • The NCAA stands for…
  • The NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision was founded in…
  • NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision is formerly known as…
  • How many conferences are there in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision?
  • How many teams are there in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision?
  • The AFCA stands for…
  • The Bowl Coalition agreement was in place from…
  • The Bowl Alliance agreement was in place from…
  • The Bowl Championship Series agreement was in place from…
  • The Bowl Coalition consists of the following conferences…
  • The NCAA, with exception of football, divides schools into what major divisions?
  • For football, Division I is further divided into what sub-divisions?
  • The Bowl Subdivision is abbreviated as…
  • The Championship Subdivision is abbreviated as…
  • The FBS, which has ten conferences, are often divided into…
  • FBS teams are allowed to have a maximum of how many players?
  • FBS schools are required to have a minimum average home attendance of at least…
  • FBS schools must sponsor a minimum of how many varsity intercollegiate teams which include football?
  • The FBS season begins in what month?
  • Across all sports, each FBS school must offer at least how many athletic scholarships per year?
  • The FBS season ends in what month?
  • In cases wherein an FBS school is unable to offer at least 200 athletic scholarships, the FBS school in question must spend at least how much in scholarships?
  • The NCAA permits what team to play one more than the normal 12 games during the regular season in order to recoup its unusually high travel costs?
  • When an NCAA Division I FBS team becomes eligible to participate in postseason bowl games, the said team is considered…
  • The controversial practice for generating revenue is called…
  • In college football, HBCU stands for…
  • What do you call the annual game that is played in Orlando, Florida?
  • The Cheez-It Bowl is annually held at what stadium?
  • Who organizes the Cheez-It Bowl?
  • Besides the Cheez-It Bowl, what other games does the Florida Citrus Sports organize?
  • The NFLPA stands for…
  • The first college football game was played in what year?
  • Who pioneered the concept of a line of scrimmage?
  • The location of the ball during a football game is called?
  • In American football, the set distance of the line of scrimmage between the offense and defense is how long?
  • In Canadian football, the set distance of the line of scrimmage is how long?
  • The Rose Bowl is considered as the first bowl game in college football history, what year was it held?
  • The IAAUS stands for…
  • Who was the first winner of the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy?
  • The Downtown Athletic Club Trophy was renamed the following year into…
  • The 1980 Holiday Bowl has been dubbed as the…
  • Who was on the receiving end of the iconic play that happened the “Miracle Bowl”?
  • What school is considered the “Mecca of college football”?
  • How many players have been inducted from Notre Dame?
  • Which school has the least inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame?
  • How many championships have Tom Osborne’s Husker football teams won?
  • Who became the first freshman to finish as a runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting?
  • Which player made the “Heisman pose” famous?
  • Which college football player was the first to gain more than 6,000 career rushing yards?
  • Which game is Gerard Phelan best known for?
  • What is the oldest major professional sports league in the world?
  • What year was Major League Baseball founded?
  • Which of the following leagues constitute Major League Baseball?
  • Besides the U.S.A., what other country does the American League have a team from?
  • In what year did the National League (NL) and the American League merge?
  • What was the first openly all-professional team in baseball?
  • When did the “Dead Ball Era” start and end?
  • Why was the era between 1900 and 1919 called the “Dead Ball Era”?
  • What was the “Black Sox Scandal” known for?
  • Who was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball?
  • What is artificial turf made of?
  • What was the Mitchell Report about?
  • How many games does each team play during a season?
  • What sports league has the highest total season attendance in the world?
  • How many spectators does the MLB have during 2018?
  • What does MiLB stand for?
  • MLB is considered the second-wealthiest professional sports league by revenue, which sports league is considered the first?
  • In what year was the Major League Baseball Constitution created?
  • In 1876, the Constitution of the National League consisted of how many articles?
  • The NABBP stands for…
  • What was the first non-U.S. team that the MLB added?
  • In what year were the AL and NL dissolved as legal entities, making MLB a single entity?
  • In baseball, DH stands for…
  • A designated hitter (DH) is a player that bats in place for what position?
  • “The Year of the Pitcher” is known for…
  • Who is the player with the lowest batting average to lead the league?
  • Who is the last known National League (NL) pitcher to win 30 games?
  • In what season did Dizzy Dean win 30 games?
  • Willie Mays won his second MVP award in 1965. What career-high did he achieve?
  • What was the nickname given to Pete Rose?
  • Pete Rose is the all-time MLB leader in what categories?
  • How many games has Pete Rose played during his career?
  • Why was Pete Rose banned for life in the MLB?
  • Besides Pete Rose, who is the only other person to be banned from MLB since 1943?
  • Besides Canada, what is the only country to have an MLB-affiliated rookie league?
  • As of the year 2021, the MiLB classification system divides leagues into how many classes?
  • In what year was artificial turf first used in MLB?
  • Who was the first player to hit the first home run in the history of the All Star Game?
  • Besides Babe Ruth, who was the only player to hit three home runs in a World Series game?
  • What world record did Babe Ruth achieve in 1927?
  • Who broke Babe Ruth’s lifetime record of 714 home runs in regular-season play in 1974?
  • Hank Aaron was also known as…
  • Besides Hank Aaron, who is the only player to date that was able to hit 30 or more home runs in a season at least 15 times?
  • Babe Ruth is also known as…
  • The superstitious sports curse known as the “Curse of the Bambino” was named after what famous player?
  • The superstitious sports curse known as the “Curse of the Bambino” is derived from what?
  • Which player is known as “Big Puma”?
  • What illegal substance is used on baseball bats to improve a batter’s grip?
  • The NBA was founded in what city?
  • Who was the first commissioner of the NBA?
  • The NBA league is composed of how many teams?
  • Besides the NBA, which of the following are considered premier basketball leagues in the world?
  • Besides the U.S.A., what other country does the NBA have a team from?
  • Besides the NBA, what are the other major sports leagues in the U.S.A.?
  • The NBA was originally named as…
  • In what year did the Basketball Association of America (BAA) change to National Basketball Association (NBA)?
  • The NBA’s regular season begins and ends between…
  • How many games does each team play during a regular season?
  • Which league in the world owns the prestige of having the best-paid athletes by average annual salary per player?
  • Which professional sports league is considered the third in terms of revenue?
  • Which team won the 2021 finals?
  • Which building hosted the first-ever NBA game?
  • Who was the player that scored the first-ever basket in the Basketball Association of America (BAA)?
  • Which of the following early basketball leagues become the choice for collegians looking to turn professional?
  • In 1949, which of the following NBL teams merged into the BAA?
  • Who served as president of the Basketball Association of America (BAA) between 1946 and 1949?
  • Who broke the color barrier and became the first non-white player and the first player of Asian descent to play in the NBA?
  • Who among the following became the first African-American players in the NBA?
  • Which team is considered the first dynasty in the NBA?
  • What was introduced in 1954 to encourage shooting and discourage stalling?
  • Which NBA franchise has won 17 championships?
  • Which NBA franchise has won 3 titles in a row?
  • In what format are the NBA finals played?
  • What NBA records does Wilt Chamberlain hold?
  • Who is the only player in NBA history to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game in a season?
  • Which NBA team holds the longest consecutive NBA Finals appearance streak?
  • What franchise became the ninth team in 1961?
  • From what period did the NBA expand from 9 to 14 teams?
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder was originally established as…
  • Which of the following was a nickname for Wilt Chamberlain?
  • Wilt Chamberlain was once a member of what basketball exhibition team?
  • How much was Wilt Chamberlain’s salary when he spent one year with the Harlem Globetrotters?
  • Back in 1967, the Houston Rockets was originally established as…
  • What was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s birth name?
  • The iconic NBA logo debuted in…
  • What teams made their debut in 1970?
  • The Buffalo Braves was renamed into what team when it was moved to San Diego?
  • The three-point field goal that well all know today was adapted from what league?
  • When did the American Olympic team first start to feature active professional players from the National Basketball Association (NBA)?
  • Who was the first winner of the first ever three point contest in the NBA?
  • The 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team was nicknamed into…
  • What teams were added when the NBA expanded to Canada?
  • What franchise became the first former ABA team to win the NBA championship?
  • The 2010 NBA All-Star Game broke the record for the single largest attendance for an indoor event, how many attendees?
  • When LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh played for the Miami Heat, they were collectively known as the…
  • Who are known as the “Splash Brothers”?
  • Kobe Bryant was drafted straight out of high school by what team?
  • What team did Kobe play against when he scored both his lowest and highest game ever?
  • What athletic bodies govern college basketball in the U.S.A.?
  • What is the first known college to field a basketball team against an outside opponent?
  • What was the college basketball team that Vanderbilt University fielded back 1893?
  • The second recorded instance of an organized college basketball game was fielded by what university?
  • The first intercollegiate match using the modern rule of five players per side is often credited as a game between what universities?
  • The game between University of Chicago and University of Iowa that established the 5 player team happened in what city?
  • Which of the following colleges won the Amateur Athletic Union’s (AAU) annual U.S. national championship tournament?
  • What is the first known tournament that exclusively featured college teams?
  • Which college won the 1904 Summer Olympics?
  • The first stand-alone post-season tournament exclusively for college teams was held in what tournament?
  • What team won the 1922 National Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament?
  • In what year was the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) founded?
  • Which of the following conferences/leagues declined invitations to participate in the 1922 National Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament?
  • The CCNY point-shaving scandal happened during what season?
  • How many schools were involved in the CCNY point-shaving scandal?
  • The NCAA tournament expanded its field of teams in 1975 from…
  • The last time that the NCAA tournament expanded its field of teams was in 2011, how many teams does it have now?
  • The participating teams joining the regional semi-finals are known popularly as…
  • The participating teams joining the regional finals are known popularly as…
  • In 2016, the round numbers changed but the field did not expand. The first 4 games containing the last 8 teams is now called…
  • In what season did the first all five black starters occur?
  • During the 1965–66 season, the first all five black was represented by what collegiate team?
  • The 1966 NCAA University Division Basketball Championship Game was an iconic moment in sports history when an all black five starter team defeated an all white team. What team represented the all white team?
  • Who is credited as the inventor of basketball?
  • How many original rules for basketball did James Naismith establish?
  • In the original 13 rules, 3 consecutive fouls will result in…
  • What is the foul limit for college basketball?
  • There are different types of fouls for basketball, which of the following dos not to it?
  • In what season was the first set of rules created for the NCAA?
  • In what season was the charging foul introduced?
  • Performing a dunk was considered illegal in what season?
  • Performing a dunk was considered legal again in what season?
  • The three-point arc distance differs between all levels of basketball. For the NCAA mens’ division, this distance is equivalent to…
  • What is the “One-and-Done Rule” about?
  • Which team won the first ACC Tournament?
  • The first NCAA basketball national championship tournament was won by what collegiate team?
  • What is the traditional song played at the end of NCAA Tournament?
  • Who is considered the best all-time scorer in the NCAA?
  • The odds of making a perfect March Madness bracket are equivalent to…
  • Who is the youngest coach to win the NCAA championship?
  • How young was Branch McCracken when the Indiana Hoosiers won the NCAA championship back in 1940?
  • Which of the following can claim the honor of winning the March Madness both as a player and as a coach?
  • Who is the well known player that gave Dean Smith his first NCAA title as a head coach via a game winning shot?
  • What is the only team in college basketball history to achieve an 88-game winning streak?
  • Which of the following has the UCLA Bruins achieved?
  • Who among the NBA players holds the record for blocked shots in a single March Madness game?
  • NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament is also known as…
  • Who is the player that broke UCLA Bruins’ 88-game winning streak?