SC State to host the 20th Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Honda LogoSC State will host the 20th Campus Tournament for the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 at 1 p.m. in the K.W Green Student Center (Bulldog Lounge) on campus.

Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) is a year-long, question and answer game that combines academic material, popular culture and sports in a format emphasizing quick recall. African- American history and culture is prominently featured in the questions. This challenge brings together the whole campus community which consists of students, faculty, administration and alumni.


The HCASC season involves two tiers, the campus tournament and the national championship. Campus competition takes place in the Fall with all students eligible to play in the campus tournament. 64 HBCUs qualify to attend the National Championship Tournament, which is held in the Spring.


“It’s an amazing experience for the students,” said Dr. William Hine, professor of political science at SC State, “SC State students are very competitive and smart; they possess a diverse range of knowledge.”


After the campus tournament, Dr. Hine, campus coordinator selects the varsity team of players (up to 12 players). The team meets in weekly practice sessions until the final National Campus Tournament (NCT) Team (four players and one alternate) are named.


Teams that represent University organizations are eligible to win cash awards for winning and even for participating. The winning team will receive $500, second place is $200, third and fourth places will receive $100 each respectively.

The winning SC State team will join 63 other HBCU’s at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. in March 2009 to compete in the 20th National Championship. The winning team will earn $50,000. Since the Tournament began in 1989, SC State’s teams have won $133,000.


For additional information about the Honda All-Star Campus Challenge, contact Dr. William Hine, professor of political science at (803)536-8673 or whine@scsu.edu.