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Since its inception, The Great Midwest Trivia Contest has garnered a lot of press. We've tried to preserve many of the articles (all rights reserved, where appropriate) here. To browse articles from a given year, click on the links below.

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2013


Xtranormal, January 30, 2011.
The Great Midwest Trivia Contest Explained

2012


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 23, 2012.
Lawrence University gears up for another wacky weekend of trivia

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 29, 2012.
Trivia lovers put their skills to the test

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 31, 2012.
'Iowans' win Lawrence University trivia contest

The Lawrentian, February 2, 2012.
Co-op team wins 47th Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest

2011


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 27, 2011.
LU's annual trivia contest, kicking off Friday, feels a connection

Marketplace Today Blog, January 28, 2011.
A 50-hour salute to the insignificant

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 31, 2011.
Nothing trivial about team's passion for Lawrence University's Great Midwest Trivia Contest

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 31, 2011.
Pirates win Lawrence University's trivia title

The Lawrentian, February 4, 2011.
Plantz team wins 46th annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest

2010

2009


The Lawrentian, January 16, 2009.
What is Trivia?

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 21, 2009.
Lawrence University trivia masters want to make your brain hurt

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 26, 2009.
Appleton's Lawrence University annual trivia contest feels like homecoming party

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 26, 2009.
Bank of Kaukauna, Bucky's retain titles in Appleton's Lawrence University trivia contest

2008


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 24, 2008.
Ed Berthiaume column: Weekend of trivia is serious business

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 27, 2008.
LU trivia competition spans generations

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 28, 2008.
Bank of Kaukauna, Bucky's retain LU trivia titles

The Lawrentian, February 1, 2008.
Trivia madness sweeps campus

2007


Lawrence University Press Release, January 22, 2007.
Lawrence University: Home of the Lafite-Rothschild of Trivia Contests

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 25, 2007.
Lawrence's Trivia Contest Keeps Thriving

The Lawrentian, January 26, 2004.
Trivia Returns: Year 42

Lawrence University Press Release, January 29, 2007.
Lawrence University Trivia Contest Champions Retain Titles in 42nd Edition

2006


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 22, 2006.
It's a Trivial World: LU Contest Prepares to Move into the Great Unknown

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 22, 2006.
All trivia, no sleep: A 50-hour survival guide

Lawrence University Press Release, January 23, 2006.
Holy Webcast! Lawrence University’s 50-Hour Tribute to Trivia Goes All Digital

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 29, 2006.
Annual LU Trivia Game Survives Leap

Lawrence University Press Release, January 30, 2006.
Off-campus, On-campus Teams Successfully Defend Trivia Titles in Contest’s 41st Edition

2005


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 28, 2005.
Annual contest is not a trivial matter

The Lawrentian, January 28, 2005.
Trivia Weekend celebrates birthday in XL way

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 31, 2005.
West Bank of Kaukauna LU winner

The Lawrentian, February 4, 2005.
Trivia teaches fear of A & E editors

2004


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 23, 2004.
Participants dialed in to traditions

The Lawrentian, January 23, 2004.
Trivia Weekend's not-so-trivial origin

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 20, 2004.
And the Winner Is...

2003


The Lawrentian, January 16, 2003.
Here comes trivia

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 24, 2003.
Lawrence University’s Midwest Trivia Contest and all its chaos and traditions get under way this weekend

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 26, 2003.
Minutiae hounds test their skills: Game quizzes knowledge of useless facts

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 27, 2003.
'Bank' takes top honors in LU trivia

The Lawrentian, January 31, 2003.
LU Trivia Weekend 2003

2002


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 24, 2002.
Internet alters LU trivia contest

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 24, 2002.
Quirky Q&A: Contest caters to callers

The Lawrentian, January 25, 2002.
Trivia madness returns to Lawrence

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 28, 2002.
Trivia masters rule for a weekend

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 29, 2002.
Piggy Bank team wins Midwest Trivia Contest

The Chicago Tribune, January 30, 2002.
Extreme trivia: Obsession meets resourcefulness at a marathon of insignificant yet stunningly arcane facts

Madison Capital Times, January 30, 2002.
Kaukauna Team Wins Midwest Trivia Title

The Lawrentian, February 1, 2002.
Staff Editorial: Trivia Weekend reminds Lawrence that the best campus activities actually come from campus

The Lawrentian, February 1, 2002.
Letter to the Editor: Trivia Weekend's estranged alumnus

Knight-Ridder News Service, February 2, 2002.
Teasers Test the Best in Contest

2001


AScribe Newswire, January 12, 2001.
Trivia Reigns: Weekend Forecast Calls for Fun During Lawrence University's 50-Hour Minutia Marathon

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 14, 2001.
Lawrence hosts trivial pursuits

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 18, 2001.
No subject is too trivial this weekend at Lawrence

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 22, 2001.
Snowbank of Kaukauna wins LU trivia contest

2000


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 27, 2000.
Lawrence trivia contest spotlights the obscure

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 30, 2000.
Contest a trivial matter for experts on minutiae

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 31, 2000.
Top L.U. trivia team familiar with winner's circle

1999


The Appleton Post-Crescent, February 1, 1999.
Triviagra wins trivial title in annual LU competition

1998


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 27, 1998.
Off-campus team banks repeat of LU trivia title

1997


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 26, 1997.
We don't watch no stinking Super Bowl: Trivia buffs go all out

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 28, 1997.
Off-campus team puts trivia title in the bank

1996

1995


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 19, 1995.
Absurdity will reign: Trivia buffs descend on Lawrence this weekend

The Wall Street Journal, January 20, 1995.
For 10 points: Name the winners of the last Midwest Trivia Contest

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 23, 1995.
Trivial triumph: Mostly Harmless, P.L.O.C.K. win the measly prizes

1994


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 24, 1994.
'Lousy With Brains' is trivia champ

1993


1992


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 24, 1992.
Masters of minutiae braced for trivia test

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 26, 1992.
Trivia Madness: LU hosts annual contest

1991


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 24, 1991.
Lawrence trivia contest turns a Page this week

1990


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 29, 1990.
Trivia buffs didn't need a Super Bowl

1989


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 30, 1989.
Bushed: Trivia champions kinder, gentler

1988


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 28, 1988.
Crestfallen: Trivia coordinator upset because some like prizes

United Press International, February 2, 1988.
Uncle Tom's Toaster wins trivia contest

1987


The Chicago Tribune, February 10, 1987.
Assignment: Wisconsin

1986


The Associated Press, January 31, 1986.
On the Light Side

The Appleton Post-Crescent, February 2, 1986.
Trivia veterans shun the pressure

1985


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 27, 1985.
Real trivia buffs take notes during movies

1984


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 30, 1984.
'Trivial mind' battle goes down the wire

The Associated Press, January 31, 1984.
Bright & Brief

1983


The Christian Science Monitor, January 21, 1983.
Inside Report

The Associated Press, January 24, 1983.
Bright & Brief

The Associated Press, special to the Journal, January 24, 1983.
This sign’s no trivial thing

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 24, 1983.
Wall Drug: LU’s ’83 trivia winner makes S.D. billboard

1982


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 16, 1982.
It's time again for Trivia!

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 30, 1982.
Lawrence University’s 17th annual Midwest Trivia Contest now history

1981


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 30, 1981.
LU airwaves to be filled with trivia

The Appleton Post-Crescent, February 8, 1981.
16 years of competition: Trivia contest numbers grow

1980


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 30, 1980.
Trivia: 15th annual contest starts Friday at 37 seconds after 10 p.m.

The Lawrentian, February 8, 1980.
Trivia XV: post-mottem

1979


The Appleton Post-Crescent, February 1, 1979.
It's Trivia time! Who was Spock’s father?

1978


The Lawrentian, February 3, 1978.
Where have all the armadillos gone?

The Lawrentian, February 3, 1978.
TRIVIA junta capsizes WLFM

Playboy magazine, August, 1978.
Contesting Trivia

1977


The Lawrentian, February 4, 1977.
Stan Cola out, Duffles in

The Lawrentian, February 4, 1977.
Give me a little moe time

The Lawrentian, February 4, 1977.
The "brains" reveal Trivia strategy

The Hillsdale Collegian, February 24, 1977.
Human leprosy in armadillos provides trivia quiz material

1976


The Lawrentian, January 30, 1976.
Who was buried in Grant's tomb?

The Lawrentian, January 30, 1976.
Letter to the Editor: Trivia Psychology

The Appleton Post-Crescent, February 6, 1976.
Midwest Trivia Contest begins

The Lawrentian, February 6, 1976.
Trivia reigns eternal; madness starts today

The Appleton Post-Crescent, February 8, 1976.
Who was 1975 nose king of Italy?

The Lawrentian, February 20, 1976.
Trivial comings and goings amuse Larrys, townies

1975


The Appleton Post-Crescent, February 4, 1975.
LU trivia contest is 10

The Lawrentian, February 7, 1975.
Historical insight into Trivia

The Appleton Post-Crescent, February 8, 1975.
A trivia addict goes straight

Insight, March 30, 1975.
A Mini-Garruda: Which Lawrence University fraternity in 1975 won its third Midwest Championship Trivia contest?

1974


The Appleton Post-Crescent, February 7, 1974.
Trivia contest on WLFM

The Lawrentian, February 8, 1974.
Campus Fragmented; Rival Teams Bear Armadillos

The Lawrentian, February 22, 1974.
Yearly Triviality Ends Again With a Song in Your Lizard

1973


The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 19, 1973.
How many blackbirds in merry old King Cole’s pie?

The Lawrentian, March 2, 1973.
That Was the Armadillo that Was

1972


The Appleton Post-Crescent, May 5, 1972.
Trivia, Trivia, Weekend of Trivia, but It’s All Fun

1971


The Lawrentian, May 21, 1971.
WLFM announces trivia contest winners

1970


1969


The Appleton Post-Crescent, May 2, 1969.
It’s ‘Trivia’ Weekend At Lawrence University

1968


The Lawrentian, May 3, 1968.
Turning Thoughts to Trifles WLFM Readies for Trivia

The Lawrentian, May 10, 1968.
Fijis Reap Rewards of 'Trivial' Wisdom

1967


The Appleton Post-Crescent, May 3, 1967.
Lawrence Station Sets Weekend for Trivia

The Lawrentian, May 6, 1967.
Trivia Marathon Hits WLFM Sound Waves

1966


The Lawrentian, May 7, 1966.
Trivia Takes Control for Campus Contest