Team Up For Sports Trivia

If you’re reading this blog you’re probably a sports fan. And if you’re a sports fan, you will love the sports trivia competition we’re having here at the library Friday Night, July 22 from 6:00-8:30. It’s so easy to participate! Just get some friends together and form a team. Teams can have up to eight members. If you can’t get eight, that’s okay, just remember that the more people you have on your team, the bigger the pool of knowledge you’ll have to come up with answers to questions from all over the sports world. That’s right, there will be questions from all over the world of sports; collegiate and professional sports, as well as local, state, and national sports. Our questions will also cover a wide span of time, with questions from this year, as well as questions from decades past. There will be ten rounds of ten questions with prizes awarded for the top three trivia teams. You do need to register, and you can do so either in person at the Red Carpet Desk, by calling 580-4545, or by email at That’s all there is to it! So come out and enjoy a fun evening in competition with your fellow area sports enthusiasts! We look forward to seeing you there!

Need to brush up on your sports knowledge to prepare for sports trivia? Here are some books packed with statistics and facts that will fill your brain with sports knowledge:

The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues – by James A. Riley

Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia – by David Pietrusza

ESPN College Football Encyclopedia – Edited by Michael MacCambridge

Or, if you’re just looking for a good sports book, here are a couple I have read recently that I would recommend:

Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle: Lessons From a Football Life – by Bill Curry

Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend – by Larry Tye


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I'm the Red Carpet Librarian and work to bring lifelong support services to the Topeka and Shawnee County area through outreach and programming. I also am a sports enthusiast, work closely with the library's sports collection, and provide programming to engage the community's sports fans.

2 thoughts on “Team Up For Sports Trivia

  1. Hi Michael,

    We don’t have any sports trivia competitions scheduled for the next few months, however, we do have a few general trivia competitions coming up. Those dates are – Friday evening September 23, Saturday afternoon, September 24, and Friday evening December 2. You can register by calling 580-4540. Hope you can make it to one of those dates. We will have another sports trivia competition next summer, so keep an eye out for that.

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