Jeopardy Coming to Madison!

Updated Friday --- February 15, 2008 --- 5:15pm

(NOTE: Tickets Applications Available Now at Subway)

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE TO
“JEOPARDY!” 2008 COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIP
AT UW-MADISON

MADISON, WI (February 15, 2008) – Ticket applications to the upcoming Jeopardy! College Championship are now available at all Subway® restaurants in the greater Madison area. The prestigious College Championship will take place April 11 & 12, 2008 at the UW-Madison campus. All ticket requests must be postmarked no later than March 10th.

The Emmy award-winning quiz show will tape ten episodes at the Kohl Center in Madison. The competition will feature fifteen students from the nation’s top colleges and will reward the champion with a grand prize of $100,000 in cash. The episodes will air in national syndication from May 5 to May 16, 2008 (check local listings for station and time). In Madison, Jeopardy! airs weekdays on NBC15, WMTV, at 4:30 p.m.

The University of Wisconsin is the 9th college campus to host the Jeopardy! College Championship. Schools that have hosted past Jeopardy! competitions include USC, Yale, Ohio State and the University of Washington.

In the first week of competition, each player will appear in one of the five episodes. The winners of each of these shows, along with the next four highest money earners, will go on to the semifinals. In the second week, the nine semifinalists will compete in three episodes for a place in the two-game final match. The second place contestant is guaranteed a minimum of $50,000, and third place pockets a minimum of $25,000. Semifinalists receive $10,000, and players eliminated in the first week receive $5,000.

Participating colleges and universities will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information about the event, please go to www.jeopardy.com or visit the station website at www.nbc15.com.

Jeopardy!, a winner of 27 Emmy awards since its debut in 1984, was recently inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most awards won by a TV Game Show. The series is the #1-rated quiz show in syndication, and has held that title for over 1,000 weeks.

Jeopardy! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically and internationally by CBS Television Distribution, a unit of CBS Corp.

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Update Posted Saturday --- February 2, 2008 -- 7:45am

Jeopardy! College Championship is set to take place April 11 & 12, at the Kohl Center in Madison.

Ticket information will be announced on Friday, February 15.

Ten episodes (2 weeks of shows) will be recorded on April 11 & 12. These episodes will air in the middle of May, on NBC15.

The competition will feature 15 students from the nation's top colleges and will reward the champion with a grand prize of $100,000 in cash.

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Posted Thursday --- November 1, 2007 -- 5:09pm

UW-Madison is set to host The Jeopardy! College Championship

CULVER CITY, CA (November 1, 2007) - The University of Wisconsin, which has been the site of so many historic competitions, now adds one more to the list: the Jeopardy! College Championship.

Announced Thursday by Jeopardy! producers and university officials, the 2008 Jeopardy! College Championship will take place April 11 & 12, 2008 at the UW-Madison campus.

The Emmy award-winning quiz show will tape ten episodes at the Kohl Center in Madison. The competition will feature 15 students from the nation's top colleges and will reward the champion with a grand prize of $100,000 in cash. The episodes will air in national syndication from May 5 to May 16, 2008 (check local listings for station and time). In Madison, Jeopardy! airs weekdays here on NBC-15 at 4:30 p.m.

"We're pleased to be selected as the host site for Jeopardy!'s 2008 College Championship," said University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor John D. Wiley. "We look forward to welcoming college students from around the country to our campus and our community."

"With a vibrant student population, Madison is a great college-oriented community and an ideal choice to host the 2008 Jeopardy! College Championship," said Harry Friedman, Executive Producer of Jeopardy! "We know the residents of Madison as well as the students at the University of Wisconsin will make this a truly memorable event."

"Jeopardy! is a long standing part of our afternoon lineup, so we are thrilled to welcome the show to South Central Wisconsin," said Bob Smith, General Manager of NBC 15 and Regional Vice President of Gray Television Group, Inc. "We are honored to be part of this exciting opportunity to bring the national spotlight on Madison and the University of Wisconsin."

The University of Wisconsin is the 9th college campus to host the Jeopardy! College Championship. Schools that have hosted past Jeopardy! competitions include USC, Yale, Ohio State and the University of Washington.

In the first week of competition, each player will appear in one of the 5 episodes. The winners of each of these shows, along with the next four highest money earners, will go on to the semifinals. In the second week, the 9 semifinalists will compete in three episodes for a place in the two-game final match. The second place contestant is guaranteed a minimum of $50,000, and third place pockets a minimum of $25,000. Semifinalists receive $10,000, and players eliminated in the first week receive $5,000.

Participating colleges and universities will be announced after the New Year. Tickets for the Jeopardy! College Championship from University of Wisconsin-Madison are not yet available, but be sure to return to www.nbc15.com in early 2008 for more details.