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Hollywood & Sports! - January 6, 2012

Q: Before he was a Hollywood actor, Gary Busey received a scholarship to play football at a school in Kansas. Which university in Kansas gave Gary Busey the football scholarship?

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A: Pittsburg State University

Born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma, Gary Busey attended Pittsburg State University on a football scholarship in the early 1960s. After a knee injury, he transferred to Oklahoma State and studied acting. Busey is perhaps best-known for his starring role in the movie: “The Buddy Holly Story.” His portrayal of legendary Texas singer Buddy Holly earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in 1978.