About the Show
About the Show
Hosted by Peyton Manning and Cooper Manning, NBC's "Capital One College Bowl" returns for its sophomore season as the nation's greatest colleges and universities face off in the ultimate battle of the brains. Capital One will award $1 million in life-changing scholarships, providing all the student competitors with tuition assistance for their participation.
More schools than ever before are competing as 16 elite teams representing some of the nation's top schools will go head-to-head in a five-round bracketed tournament covering a wide variety of subjects. The top two schools advance to the final where they compete for the coveted "Capital One College Bowl" trophy and life-changing scholarship money.
This season will feature bigger rivalries, impressive celebrity alumni shoutouts and new rounds of competition. More schools than ever before are competing and bringing along their school spirit - from marching bands to mascots to a live audience cheering them on. Plus, NBC data analyst Steve Kornacki joins on the sidelines to break down the numbers behind the matchups.
From Village Roadshow Television and Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, the series is an update of the classic Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "College Bowl" that previously aired on NBC in the U.S. and for decades has been part of campus life at colleges and universities around the world.
"Capital One College Bowl" is executive produced by brothers Peyton, Cooper and Eli Manning through Omaha Productions; Richard Reid via Richard Reid Productions; Mark Itkin via Tough Lamb Media; and showrunner Harry Friedman ("Wheel of Fortune," "Jeopardy!").