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Academic Bowl gears up for match Oct. 10


October 05, 2007

As teams across the university continue to prepare for the second ASU Academic Bowl, the competition is coming into clearer focus. The brackets are set and the matchups are in place for the 16 teams.

The 2007 Academic Bowl will kick off with first-round competition at 7 p.m., Oct. 10-11, in the Pima Room of the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus. The quarterfinals will be held Oct. 17 in the MU’s Pima room. The semifinals and finals will be held Oct. 23 in the Eight/KAET-TV studios on the Tempe campus.

Each round will also be broadcast online, via a live Webcast at http://live.asu.edu. Users should click on the upcoming events link to select how to view the Webcast. After the event, it will be available via iTunesU.

The Academic Bowl will feature 16 teams of undergraduate students competing for college pride and scholarship money. Each member of the four-person winning team will be awarded a scholarship prize of up to $4,500, and the winning team’s alternate members (up to four) will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. The college also will win the right to display the President’s Cup trophy for the next year.

In Bracket 1, Oct. 10:

• The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will face off against the College of Applied Arts and Sciences.

• The Mary Lou Fulton College of Education will face the College of Teacher Education and Leadership.

• The College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation will face the W. P. Carey School of Business.

• The College of Human Services will face the School of Global Management and Leadership.

In Bracket 2, Oct. 11:

• The College of technology and Innovation will face off against the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

• University College will square off against the Herberger College of the Arts.

• The College of Design will face the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering.

• New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences will square off against Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness.

The winners of each bracket will face off for the Academic Bowl title during the final round.

The Academic Bowl, co-sponsored by the offices of Public Affairs and Student Affairs, is modeled after the national College Bowl.

Four-member teams compete in a question-and-answer format on a wide range of subjects, including current events, history, science, sports and culture.

For complete information on the Academic Bowl, including photos and video from the 2006 event, and tournament style brackets for this year’s competition, visit the Web page www.asu.edu/academicbowl.