Three Penn State Students To Compete In NBC’s ‘Capital One College Bowl’

Three Penn State students will battle for the trivia crown on the TV show “Capital One College Bowl.” The show airs on Friday nights at 8 p.m. on NBC and is hosted by Peyton and Cooper Manning.

MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki is also on the show as a sideline reporter breaking down key numbers behind the matchups.

The three students — Levi Showalter, Emma Foley, and Ryan Zhang — will take on students from Syracuse in the final qualifying round tonight, September 16.

Showalter is a junior from Millmont, Pennsylvania, majoring in plant sciences. His favorite trivia categories are biology and religion. Foley is a freshman from Wilmington, Delaware, majoring in wildlife & fisheries science. Her favorite trivia categories include history, literature, and pop culture. Finally, Zhang is a junior from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, majoring in physics and mathematics. His specialties include physics, math, mythology, and classical music.

If the trio were to win the competition, they would win the “Capital One College Bowl” trophy, as well as “life-changing scholarship money.” In order to win that, however, they have to beat the team from Syracuse first.

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Owen Abbey

Owen Abbey was a Secondary Education major before he graduated from the wonderful institution known as Penn State. When he was not writing for the blog, he enjoyed rooting for the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, supporting Penn State basketball and softball, dreaming of all of the ways he would win the TV show "Survivor," and yes mom, actually doing school work. All of this work prepared him to teach his own class of students, which was always his true passion. He still can be found on Twitter @theowenabbey and can be reached for questions and comments at [email protected]

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