In recent years, there has been a lot of realignment within the conferences of college athletics. Teams are constantly moving from one home to another, but that shouldn’t mean that it’s hard to keep track of how many member schools each conference now has, especially because it’s simple addition or subtraction, usually by one or two.
In the case of the Big Ten headed into 2014, it’s addition by two as the Maryland Terrapins and Rutgers Scarlet Knights are set to begin their tenure in the conference.
Following the addition of Nebraska a few years ago, this now gives the Big Ten 14 total teams. 12 + 2 = 14.
Well, apparently it’s not all that simple as the subject was recently brought up on Jeopardy and, well, no one was able to get it right.
— Brian Wagner (@BrianRWagner) June 18, 2014
Traditionally, sports questions on Jeopardy were never the kindest to some people, but this is so frustrating for us college fans because, if there were some big money on the line for us and this was asked, we’d most certainly be walking away very wealthy people.
Instead, we just have to shake our heads one more time.