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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

October 7, 2021

Buzzword Season 5: New Features Available for Coaches

Buzzword, NAQT's online quiz bowl game that can be played anywhere by anyone, is back for a fifth season!

Season 5 kicks off October 14 and runs through December 14. We'll be offering eight weeks of all-subject Buzzword at Level A (introductory) and Level C (more difficult) and eight weeks of all-new Popular Culture games.

We're also pleased to offer several options for coaches to help their players improve:

Starting October 14, we're offering three question sets from our archives: the tossups from Invitational Series #186, Invitational Series #185A, and Middle School Series #31 will be available to play on Buzzword at the low price of $12-15 per season.

In addition, Buzzword now has an improved interface that makes it easy for coaches to register multiple players for both practice and competition sets. When you register four or more players, registrations are discounted by up to 70%.

Finally, Buzzword's Coach Tools provide detailed data about player performance. See exactly what questions players are answering and where they're buzzing to determine how your team is progressing and what areas to focus on.

If you have questions about registering or need our help during this season, please contact us at buzzword@naqt.com. We also welcome feedback about features that would make Buzzword an even better experience.

We're looking forward to having lots of new and familiar faces join us for Buzzword Season 5!

October 1, 2021

You Gotta Know These Shakespearean Speeches, Monologues, and Soliloquies

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten speeches from the plays of William Shakespeare.

September 2, 2021

Rising Freshman Contact List

In order to help college quiz bowl teams identify potential players, NAQT collects information about players' college plans. If you have information about graduating seniors’/rising freshmen’s college destinations, please let us know!

September 1, 2021

You Gotta Know These Characters from the Hebrew Bible

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten characters from the Hebrew Bible.

August 1, 2021

You Gotta Know These American Murders and Murderers

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten notable murders from U.S. history.

August 1, 2021

Policy Changes for 2021–2022

NAQT has made a number of changes to its rules and policies for the 2021–2022 season.