2009 Academic Bowl
In the end, it was a bit like the Civil War. The final rounds of the ASU Academic Bowl pitted two teams from the same college against each other, Gold and Maroon from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. And in a run-off match Maroon triumphed, taking home the trophy and $7,500 each in scholarships.
In a charged atmosphere that pitted four-person teams against each other in a fast-paced format, the final night at the KAET studios brought together four teams who had survived the previous two nights of competition with no losses.
Sixteen teams of undergraduates from 11 ASU colleges had started on Tuesday night, trying to answer brain-teasers before the buzzer sounded. The W.P. Carey School of Business team and the Gold team from the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering also survived to reach the finals.