Family Feud causes buzz for Homecoming Week


Name a game show that kept Shippensburg University students entertained Tuesday evening during Homecoming Week.

Show me “Family Feud, SU Edition!”

The SU Homecoming Committee, as part of Homecoming Week, hosted “Family Feud, Shippensburg Edition” in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) Multi-purpose Room on Tuesday evening.

Dozens of eager students signed up for a chance to do the next best thing after playing the actual game show hosted by Steve Harvey.

Other students flocked to the MPR just to cheer on some of their friends who were playing, or to just sit back, watch and have a good time.

The game functioned very much like the actual Merv Griffin game show. Student players were divided into two five-member “families”: The Avengers and the Millers.

The two families butted heads with each other for two rounds, trying to guess the top answers to various pop culture and Shippensburg-related questions.

The Millers beat the Avengers and moved on to the elimination round.

There was also a lightning round, which acts as a regular round, except two members from one family are selected and timed to give their best guesses to the top answers to questions with the goal to reach 200 points.

Of course, with Shippensburg adapting a classic TV game show, there were a few small changes to gameplay the homecoming committee made up.

The winning family was put into a bracket-style “winner’s circle” for the last rounds before a final winner was determined.

Prizes ranged from various $200 gift cards to a Kindle. Audience members also had a chance to win prizes.

Each audience member was given a raffle ticket to win prizes such as gift cards, candy and homecoming gear.

“We wanted to do a new type of game show; something fun. It’s sponsored by the SU Homecoming Committee,” said Elizabeth Purswani, assistant director for campus activities and programming,. Purswani is also one of the advisers for the homecoming committee.

For those students who have always dreamed of shaking hands with Steve Harvey on “Family Feud” and gaining television immortality, SU’s take on “Family Feud” might just have been the next best thing.

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