Earlier this week, Norie brought you the story of the 1982 Western Regionals College Bowl, where Rice took second place in the finals, so I thought you all might like to see some of the buzzer systems the team has practiced with.
The Quik Pro seems to have a been a popular model for the team; there are three in the collection. There is also a QuizSystem and a Logitek Quiztron.
And, for completeness, here is the 1991 College Bowl National Championship trophy for 1st place.
2 thoughts on “Tech Thursday: College Bowl Buzzers”
I worked at Logitek in the late 1970’s, and I built more than a few Quiztrons. I haven’t thought of those in years!
Haha, Tag Borland and I (rice classmates, aka Logitek) made the “horrible tangle monster”. We initially made them on license from College Bowl, but then branded ourselves. We sold hundreds, maybe thousands, around the country both for college games and also high school competitions.
Oh and fwiw, the cords did have pugs on them, so they could, in theory, be put away neatly. If you can belief it, this was actually before the invention of Bluetooth 🙂