2010 Academic Bowl
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Gold team won $24,000 in scholarship money and the championship title Thursday night when they were the only team left standing after seven matches of semi-final and final-round competition in the fifth annual ASU Academic Bowl
The four teams - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Maroon, CLAS Gold, W. P. Carey School of Business and the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication - had each won their respective opening rounds of competition and now were facing off against each other in the televised final game event from the KAET studio in downtown Phoenix.
In the end, it came down to a man-versus-self battle with both CLAS teams pitted against each other in a rapid-fire, civil-war final round. Cronkite Gold was the first to go, and W. P. Carey survived up to the last semi-final match. Both teams showed impressive persistence and game strategy, but the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences could not be stopped on their quest for a fourth consecutive Academic Bowl championship title.