Williams College Students to Face Off in 2nd Round of NESN Trivia Show "Schooled"

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., November 19, 2012—On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Williams College will take on Harvard University in the second round of Schooled: NESN’s College Face Off. The college will host a viewing of the program at 7 p.m. in Paresky Auditorium. This competitive trivia series features eight different New England colleges. In each episode, three students from two schools compete in a single-elimination tournament. Alex Kling ’16, Lysa Vola ’13, and Marty Clarke ’14 make up the team from Williams.

In each half-hour episode of Schooled, college teams compete in academic and intelligence-based challenges meant to test contestants in high-pressure, time-sensitive situations. The winning team at the end of each episode moves forward in the bracket, and the losing team is eliminated. The ultimate winning team will receive cash and prizes.

The second season of the seven-episode series began on Tuesday, Oct. 30, when Harvard University defeated Boston College. In its first-round match on Nov. 6, Williams defeated Amherst College. If Williams wins the match-up with Harvard, the team will compete for the championship. Other schools participating in the tournament are the University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, Norwich University, and Providence College, last season’s champion. The reality show is directed by Scott Masterson and hosted by comedian Michael Showalter.

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