Morehouse College Wins the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

For the fourth time in the past six years, Morehouse College, the historically black institution for men in Atlanta, has won the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge. Morehouse came out on top in the question and answer quiz-show-type format among 64 teams from historically black colleges and universities. Students are asked academic questions on a wide variety of topics from science to history to popular culture.

More than 320 students from the 64 black colleges and universities competed in the event. All 64 schools compete in a round-robin tournament to narrow the field down to the top 16 teams. These 16 colleges and universities then compete in single-elimination matches. Morehouse defeated a team from North Carolina Central University to win the championship and the accompanying $50,000 grant for the college from Honda.

The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge began in 1989 with 16 teams competing for the title. The challenge expanded to its present 64-team format in 1996. Since that time Florida A&M University has won the challenge five times and Morehouse has won four times. The only other schools to win the challenge since 1996 are Clark Atlanta University and Alabama State University.