Since 1953, America's Premier Intercollegiate Academic Competition
The simple Tossup question – Bonus question format, which has become so familiar to audiences around the world, was a natural. By 1959, College Bowl moved to national television on CBS and became a fixture of weekend afternoons as GE College Bowl. GE College Bowl ran on CBS from 1959-63 and NBC from 1964-70. During that time it won an Emmy and Peabody Award. It was also read into the Congressional Record. As its place in American television culture grew, it was voted by TV Guide as one of the three greatest game shows of all time.
College Bowl has spawned leagues and competitions across America and internationally at every school level. Untold millions have played in one version or another.
College Bowl’s history and longevity are a testimony to the positive influence it has had on universities and the community at large. College Bowl is a tremendous marketing tool and a great way to demonstrate to the public your support of education.