KNOXVILLE, Tenn — UPDATE (7/20/21): The University of Tennessee faced Columbia Tuesday night in the Capitol One College Bowl quarterfinals on NBC co-hosted by VFL Peyton Manning and his brother, Cooper Manning. However, it would Columbia who would advance to the semi-finals.
Paige Clark, Alexa Davidson and Corbin Hines from UT went head-to-head with some of Columbia's brightest, but ultimately came up short on points by the end of the night.
The three said they had a great time competing, and Peyton had some kind words for them.
"As a Tennessee alum, I'm mighty proud of the way y'all have represented our university. Best of luck to all of you in the future. We'll see you in Knoxville," he said.
The three each received $10,000 toward their education.
You can watch the replay online at this link.
The University of Tennessee announced its team has earned a spot in the quarterfinals of the Capitol One College Bowl on NBC co-hosted by VFL Peyton Manning and his brother, Cooper Manning.
The three students on the team went head to head with Ole Miss and lost, but two other teams competed after them. The two teams with the most points advanced to the next round.
UT had the second most points so they advanced to the quarterfinals.
Paige Clark, Alexa Davidson and Corbin Hines are on UT's team. Their episode aired on Tuesday, June 29.
Clark, a Knoxville native, is a recent nursing graduate. The university said she worked two jobs, served as the College of Nursing ambassador and was Miss Knoxville USA while studying to get her degree. She starts as a pediatric nurse at East Tennessee Children's Hospital this summer and an online doctoral nurse practitioner program at Johns Hopkins University this fall, according to UT.
Davidson, originally from Hazard, Ky., is a classics and architecture student at UT. She has been involved with the Quiz Bowl competition since she was a kid and continues to participate at UT. The university said she is a member of the American Institute of Architecture Students and an employee at UT’s VolShop. She plans to get her Master's degree in classics after she graduates next spring, according to UT.
Hines is a junior psychology major from Cleveland, Tenn. The university said the president of Phi Mu Alpha, a music fraternity at UT and can play multiple instruments including clarinet, saxophone and bass guitar. He is also a member of Active Minds, a mental health organization that shares resources with students to promote wellness and build a supportive campus community, according to UT.