Cooper and Peyton Manning to Host New Trivia Game Show

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Cooper and Peyton Manning to Host New Trivia Game Show

By Movieguide® Staff

Brothers Peyton and Cooper Manning are set to team up and host CAPITAL ONE COLLEGE BOWL. 

The event hosted by former NFL superstar Quarterback Peyton and his brother Cooper will host a quiz show to provide a college athlete with scholarship money.

TV Insider reported

The setup: Trios of students from 12 top colleges and universities face off for big scholarship money (the pot is now $1 million), spurred on by video messages from famed alumni. (Michigan’s booster? Manning’s longtime rival, Tom Brady!)

Older brother Cooper also hosts a podcast featuring some of the biggest names in sports called “Soup with Coop” and earned national recognition for “The Manning Hour” on FOX NFL Sunday. 

“They have this great dynamic,” executive producer David Friedman said. “It almost feels like the brothers are hosting the show from the family basement.”

The show airs on NBC at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesdays. 

NBC’s site reads

In each episode of “Capital One College Bowl,” teams of three representing some of the nation’s top schools will battle it out in a bracketed tournament over four rounds. Teams must work together to answer questions on a wide variety of subjects. The top two schools advance to the final where they compete head-to-head for the Capital One College Bowl trophy and a scholarship to put toward their education. Participating schools include 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, University of Virginia and Xavier of Louisiana.

In partnership with Capital One, all competitors will receive tuition assistance for participating in the series, but members from the winning team will take home an even bigger scholarship in addition to becoming the “Capital One College Bowl” champions. Capital One is providing a total of $1 million in scholarships to participants, including special recognition for the series’ Capital One Merit Award recipients. The Capital One Merit Award will be given to four students who have made an impact outside of the competition in recognition of their proven character, leadership abilities, and involvement in extracurricular activities that benefit the community. Capital One serves as an integral partner for the series ensuring no student will go home empty-handed.

Manning has personally endowed 45 scholarships to the University of Tennessee, helping to support deserving students at his alma mater every year since 1998. His PeyBack Foundation has established 10 scholarships across eight different Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).