Wisconsin Goes Mad for 'Jeopardy!'

"I love Alex Trebek," said one student.

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University of Wisconsin nerds, rejoice! The Jeopardy! Brain Bus rolled into Madison Thursday to find one Badger to compete in the show's College Championship, which will be taped next week at the nearby Kohl Center, the Badger Herald reports.

Students arrived more than an hour before the start of tryouts—the first 1,000 of whom took a 10-question test to qualify for the second round. After a 50-question test, a mock game, and a one-on-one interview, Jeopardy! recruiters will choose one lucky student to represent Wisconsin. Devotion and excitement was the general tenor of the event. "I love Alex Trebek," said one student. "I would kick myself if I didn't [try]," added another. "I mean, Jeopardy! is on campus!"