NBC’s College Bowl restart is slated for a summer launch.
The Capital One College Bowl will be hosted by elite NFL QB Peyton Manning (with his brother Cooper Manning as a buddy) and will be held on Tuesday, June 22nd at 9/10. Premiered. This was announced on Monday.
In every episode of this reboot of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning College Bowl quizzer, which has been part of campus life at colleges and universities around the world for decades, teams of three representing some of the best schools in the country will compete against each other over the bracket tournament four rounds. The top two schools advance to the finals, where they compete against each other for the Capital One College Bowl trophy and a scholarship for their education.
Participating schools include the University of Alabama, Auburn University, Columbia University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Ole Miss, Morehouse College, University of Tennessee, University of Southern California, UCLA, the University of Virginia and Xavier of Louisiana.
In partnership with Capital One, all participants will receive tuition fees to participate in the series, but members of the winning team will receive an even larger scholarship (in addition to being designated as Capital One College Bowl Masters).
Host Peyton Manning himself has personally provided 45 scholarships to the University of Tennessee to support deserving students at his alma mater every year since 1998, while his PeyBack Foundation has established 10 scholarships at eight different historically black colleges and universities.
Cooper, the eldest of the three Manning brothers, “deserves national recognition,” says NBC, “for his humor and wit” for hosting “The Manning Hour” on FOX NFL Sunday.