Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Monday, April 17, 2017:
Final Jeopardy! category: UNIVERSITIES
Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: This university on John C. Calhoun’s former plantation is named for Calhoun’s son-in-law, who gave the land
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kevin McGinty, an account representative from Randolph, Vermont
||Jamie Newland, a loan co-ordinator from Chicago, Illinois
||Deborah Beams, a certified public accountant from Dallas, Texas (2-day total: $23,300)
What is Clemson University?
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Clemson University was founded after the 1888 death of John Calhoun’s son-in-law Thomas G. Clemson, after Clemson’s estate and fortune was left “for the betterment of education in South Carolina”.
Much like the Villanova clue in the Season 32 finale, I suspect that this Final Jeopardy! was inspired by Clemson’s victory in January’s NCAA football championship game! If you’re a Clemson fan, this shirt is still available if you’re a Jeopardy! fan and want to show off both fandoms at once!
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