Students to take on professors in BIC Bowl trivia competition

By Josh Day

For one night, it’s students versus students versus faculty in an outright, full-scale pursuit — of trivia.

The Baylor Interdisciplinary Core will host the Third Annual BIC Bowl at 6 p.m. Thursday in 100 Morrison Hall.

The BIC Bowl is a trivia tournament with questions ranging from topics on pop culture to world culture.

There is no cost to enter and pizza will be provided.

Teams of four to six players can still sign up until today by sending an email to, but the tournament rules require that at least one person on the team is a member of BIC, as some questions will be related to BIC texts.

Each student team will compete against each other in a tournament-style bracket until one team remains, at which point the final team will compete against a team of professors.

The BIC Bowl began in 2011 as an idea from the BIC Leadership Council.

“It arose as a way to both foster education and a little bit of healthy competition among the students and also the faculty.” said Melanie Nogalski, coordinator of BIC.

Last year’s BIC Bowl featured an online video with Dr. Lynn Tatum, BIC senior lecturer, playfully asserting the professoriate team’s dominance over the undergraduates.

“You are going to be intellectual mincemeat,” Tatum said reading a prepared statement from his colleagues.

Played-for-comedy boos were dubbed over his taunts to the student competitors.

The professors are still the reigning champions of the BIC Bowl, having won the previous two.