Stefan’s Dream wins KVSC Trivia Marathon

Veteran team triumphs again in 34th annual 50-hour trivia contest

Trivia 2013: A Space Oddity winners Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Rentry. The team modifies there name each year to match the theme. Photo Courtesy: KVSC-FM

Trivia 2013: A Space Oddity winners Stefan’s Dream XIV: Stefan’s Re-Entry. The team modifies there name each year to match the theme. Photo Courtesy: KVSC-FM

Stefan’s Dream XIV: Stefan’s Re-Entry won Trivia 2013: A Space Oddity, KVSC-FM St. Cloud’s 50-hour trivia contest for the fourth time since 2005. One of the larger groups in the 62-team field they bested second place Pull Start Diesel by 595 points. Diesel barely fended of last year’s champion Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women by 25 points.

Dream, Diesel, Learned Pigs are perennial front runners in the last 10 years with each dominating for several years at a time. The winning margin seemed yawing compared to last year when Learned Pigs beat Mustache and Stefan’s Dream by 25 points and 30 points respectively. It was the closest finish in contest history.  Continue reading

Gallery: The Trivia Teams

Mr. Choo Choo and Capt. F accompanied KVSC-FM Station Manager Jo McMullen to the headquarters of several trivia teams during the midnight hour Saturday night. McMullen conducted live remotes with Hey, You Got Voodoo in my Panties, Stefan’s Dream XIV: Stefan’s Re-Entry, and House Of Insanity.

What follows are images from Stefan’s Dream XIV: Stefan’s Re-Entry and Hey, You Got Voodoo in my Panties. No photos, only video was shot at House of Insanity but the tableau was the same. All the teams at the time of the visit were in the top 10 of the standings.

Trivia 2013: The Trivia Teams

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The food pile at Hey, You Got Voodoo In My Panties team headquarters.
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While most teams use computers, actual books are still a source of answers like the ones here at Hey, You Got Voodoo In My Panties team HQ.
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On a normal day this would be a nice relaxing room in the basement for a cocktail. But on Trivia weekend Hey, You Got Voodoo In My Panties has turned this into a beehive of activity. But still a very pleasing space.
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At the HQ of Hey, You Got Voodoo In My Panties.
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A spacious den is large enough to host the wildly successful Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry.
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Its bright, airy, but crowded at Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry team HQ
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The Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry food pile.
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Apparently Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry is also motivated by the 2012 Women in Waders calendar.
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Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry is a top finisher if not the victor almost every year in recent memory.
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At Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry team HQ, all who wan to use lotion must use this particular type since its fragrance neutral, partially so it is palatable for the "men" on the team.
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At one point the folks at Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry knew where all the cords went.
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Organized chaos at Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry.
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One of the reasons Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry is a top finisher is their organization including this customized reference card.

Gallery: The Goat Posse 2013

The Goat Posse is hard at work with eight productions already in the can as of 3 a.m Sunday. The Posse has been busy producing original audio, hosting Trivia shifts, and raising general mayhem with the other student media arms. Take a look at what we have been doing and try to avoid being trampled.

Trivia 2013: The Goat Posse

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Captains of the Goat Posse formed a boarding party and captured UTVS "Enterprise" and Captains Gary Zimmerman.
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The Posse gathers "Hamster Style" to complete "Major Digression".
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Working on "Major Digression", The Goat Posse's follow-up to "I Just Had Corn".
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Mr. Choo Choo puts the finishing touches on "When God Made Trivia".
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Princess Buttercup voicing her part in "Yip Yip Phone Bank Slaves".
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Phal and Dude lean-in as they work on "Goat Addiction".
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The "Captain to Captain Show" featuring Capt. F, J-Mont-G, and Wireless Mike.
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Durty A.
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The Rhyminister lays down his lyrics for "Major Digression".

 

Trivia 2013: A Space Oddity is Here!

KVSC’s 50-Hour trivia marathon Friday 5 p.m. to Sunday at 7 p.m.

34th annual 50-Hour trivia marathon is based in St. Cloud, MN but teams play all over the world

34th annual 50-Hour trivia marathon is based in St. Cloud, MN but teams play all over the world

WSB Twitter and Facebook followers have no doubt noticed the multitude of messages recently about Trivia 2013: A Space Oddity. For 34 years this 50 hour trivia contest has gathered together 1,500 players to challenger their minds and their teamwork. Started on the campus of St. Cloud Statue University in 1980 to combat dorm-related cabin fever; it has grown beyond central Minnesota as the internet has allowed teams to have players as far away as the Iraq and Afghanistan war zones.

Nine questions per hour are read over the air on 88.1 KVSC-FM, the SCSU student/community radio station (a high-powered version of WORT). One to three questions during the hour are open at any one time and have various point values. Unlike the larger contest in Steven’s Point, teams can call and guess as many times as they want while the question are open. The team with the most points wins mostly bragging rights and a cracked traveling Trivia Urn.  Continue reading