Knowledge Bowl Notice of Interest Form for 2017-2018

Knowledge bowl taping-schedule 2016-2017

Each News Channel 3 Knowledge Bowl Season rings with excitement as highly-motivated achievers face off in an academic quiz-fest which offers the largest scholarship awards of any high school televised quiz contest in the nation.

The News Channel 3 Knowledge Bowl premieres in October and continues through May.  In a Jeopardy-like setting, the Knowledge Bowl host challenges two teams of four players each, who are on their feet and ready for action.  News Channel 3 meteorologist and show host Jim Jaggers tosses out curriculum-based and everyday life questions about science, literature, history, math, geography, music, art and current events.

Knowledge Bowl now in its’ 30th season has awarded scholarships and bonds totaling nearly $3.7 million!  The 31-week contest encourages learning, supports local education, gives positive recognition for schools and students, and rewards academic excellence.  This is made possible by a distinguished group of corporate partners:  The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, McDonald’s and the University of Memphis!


Knowledge Bowl which is pre-recorded, features 32 Mid-South high schools in five rounds of single-elimination competition.  Knowledge Bowl is played in three parts:  two, six-minute segments, a two-minute segment and a final four-minute round.  The team with the most points wins!  Our judge, Dr. Richard R. Ranta, retired dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at the University of Memphis, rules on the validity of challenged answers and questions.

The half-hour contest airs weekly on Saturday mornings during the school year.

The competition is a proven winner for students, schools, and corporate partners.