With students returning to college campuses throughout New England, NESN is ready to kick off Schooled, a unique competitive trivia/reality series that will feature three students representing eight different New England colleges as they go head-to-head in a single-elimination tournament.

Before it launches, we asked some contestants some questions to get to know them. Check out BC's Brendan Benedict's answers below.

Name: Brendan Benedict
Hometown: Clarksburg, N.J.
Major: Political Science
Favorite movie: The Big Lebowski
Favorite book: The Grapes of Wrath
Favorite music group: The Beatles
Favorite athlete: Mariano Rivera
Favorite spot off campus to hang out Friday night: Mary Ann's
Best place to eat off campus: Publick House
Best spring break memory: Being chased down an alley by a creepy Musketeer in Bruges, Belgium
Ideal Saturday in your college's town/city: Tailgating in the Mods, beating Notre Dame, celebrating all night
Three people in history you would like to have dinner with: MLK, Oscar Wilde, and that guy who stood in front of the tank in Tiananmen Square

Check out AT&T Schooled's full schedule.