Who Were Those Guys, Anyway?

The men behind the schools that make March the maddest month
April 01, 2013

After Robert Morris bounced Kentucky from the NIT last week, the question on everyone's mind wasn't What's wrong with the Cats? It was Who is Robert Morris, and what did he do to get a school named after him? Ol' Bob isn't the only mysterious person with a namesake college that made noise this hoops postseason. See if you can match each academic eponym with his description.

1. Robert Morris

2. (William Lee) Davidson

3. (Jean-Baptiste de) La Salle

4. (Edward) Creighton

5. (Aloysius) Gonzaga

6. (Robert Emmett) Baylor

7. (Ovid) Butler

8. (William) Bucknell

9. (Jesse) Mercer

A. Banker and rancher who dug the first post hole for the transcontinental telegraph line

B. Patron saint of teachers

C. Patron saint of plague victims

D. Declaration of Independence signer dubbed "Financier of the American Revolution"; later served time in debtors' prison

E. Lawyer and publisher who founded an abolitionist newspaper

F. Real estate investor who donated $50,000 to cash-strapped University at Lewisburg, which changed its name to honor him

G. Revolutionary War general who was killed at the Battle of Cowan's Ford

H. Baptist minister who published the hymnal Cluster of Spiritual Songs

I. Baptist preacher and roving judge who was said, in a state senate resolution, to have ruled "with the laws ... in one saddlebag, the Holy Bible in the other"

ANSWERS: 1. D; 2. G; 3. B; 4. A; 5. C; 6. I; 7. E; 8. F; 9. H

GO FIGURE

50

Points scored by New Richland--Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva High junior guard Carlie Wagner in the Panthers' 60--59 upset of top-ranked Braham High in the Minnesota girls' Class AA state final.

5

Number of state records set by Wagner, including field goals made (48), points in a tournament (129) and a game (50), and most field goals attempted in a tournament (110) and a game (43).

3

Regular-season goals for Devils goalie Martin Brodeur—the most for a netminder in NHL history—after he scored on the power play in a 4--1 win over the Hurricanes.

1

Difference, in years, between the listed birthdate (Nov. 13, 1993) of UCLA freshman swingman Shabazz Muhammad in the Bruins' media guide and his actual birthdate (Nov. 13, 1992).

22

Yards rushed for a touchdown at the Cal spring game by former Bears running back—and 2012 Seahawks rushing leader—Marshawn Lynch.

THEY SAID IT

"I've dreamed of this since I was a boy."

YE WOCHENG, 12, who qualified for the Volvo China Open next month, when he will become the youngest golfer to play in a European tour event.

PHOTORICHARD CASTKA/VOLVO IN GOLF/REUTERS (WOCHENG) PHOTOJOHN BIEVER/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MASCOT)

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