Penn State Ice Cream-Making Course Appears As Jeopardy! Clue

Penn State’s own Kylie Weaver may not have made the semifinals of this year’s Jeopardy! College Championship, but there was still plenty of blue and white pride when the episode aired on Wednesday night.

Penn State was the answer to a $400 clue in the category “Unique College Courses.” The clue referred to the Berkey Creamery’s famous ice-cream-making course that the founders of Ben and Jerry’s are known to have completed. Yale’s Nathaniel Miller, who went off for more than $24,000 in last week’s quarterfinals, answered it correctly.

Penn State and Alex Trebek go way back. A review of Jeopardy! archives shows the show has directly asked about Penn State 23 times, Joe Paterno 16 times, the Nittany Lions 13 times, and Beaver Stadium twice. Penn State last appeared on the long-running show last January in a question about Nittany Valley.

A 2005 clue about Paterno also gave us this:

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Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci was once Onward State’s managing editor and preferred walk-on honors student who majored in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. If you want to hear the story or are bored and want to share prequel memes, follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter or email him at [email protected]. All other requests and complaints should be directed to Onward State media contact emeritus Steve Connelly.

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