UK Basketball Trivia Contest

Sports trivia lovers will be put to the test starting January 15 with an online University of Kentucky Basketball trivia contest produced by The Uncommonwealth of Kentucky and University Press of Kentucky.

The 25-question trivia quiz will award the top three scorers with copies of the new release Adolph Rupp and the Rise of Kentucky Basketball by James Duane Bolin and $25 gift certificates for swag from The Uncommonwealth.

Everything and everyone from the beginning to Coach Cal

The game covers the entire history of UK basketball and includes questions about coaches, uniforms, draft picks, legendary games, and a couple of head-scratchers sure to bring even the truest of true blue fans to their knees.

Only 100 slots available -- Sign up now!

Adolph Rupp and the Rise of Kentucky Basketball

There’s no charge to participate and the game can be played any time on a smartphone, tablet, or computer between January 15 and January 24. However, the game is limited to 100 participants.

There are still slots available. To guarantee a slot, all that’s necessary is signing up at THIS LINK. First come, first served.

As for prizes, each contestant will receive a “Born Blue. Die Blue” sticker and special discounts from The Uncommonwealth, plus 20% off the purchase of Adolph Rupp and the Rise of Kentucky Basketball. (Note: Use code “FBBTR” to receive the discount upon checkout at Discounts cannot be combined with any other promotions. Offer valid for print title only.) 

Clues & question hints!

The Uncommonwealth of Kentucky will be posting clues and question hints on its Facebook accounts, so make sure you check in there before you play.

Game rules and prize information

  • The University of Kentucky Basketball Trivia Game will be held from January 15 to January 24, 2021.
  • The game is limited to 100 participants. Those will be the first 100 who register for the game.
  • An email will be sent to those 100 participants to let them know when the game is beginning and available to be played.
  • Only one participant per street address is allowed.
  • Participants may play the game only once.
  • The game is to be played on a digital device. Smartphones are preferred, but computers and tablets will also work.
  • The game has 25 questions.
  • Most questions are worth 25 points, but there are some 50 point and 100 point bonus questions.
  • The score a person gets on a correct answer depends on how quickly they answer the question correctly. The timer starts with :20 seconds and at 25 points, then points go down from there as the time runs down.
  • The top three scores will each win 1) the paperback edition of 'Adolph Rupp and the Rise of Kentucky Basketball,' published by University Press of Kentucky; 2) a $25 gift certificate from The Uncommonwealth of Kentucky.
  • All 100 entrants will receive a "Born Blue. Die Blue" sticker and a discount promo code from The Uncommonwealth of Kentucky.