PLANO, Texas – The Fan Exam college sports trivia game returns for Season Two, with popular host Mike Golic. The seven-week live, national game show is open to all fans, free to play and begins September 13. The Fan Exam is owned and operated by LEARFIELD and SIDEARM Sports.
Notably, The Fan Exam goes live every Monday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET for a consecutive run through October 27. During each game, Golic will ask 12 college sports trivia questions with varying degrees of difficulty. The Fan Exam is a non-elimination format, and players will accumulate points for correct answers. Cash prizes are awarded to top finishers on the leaderboard after each game and at the end of the season. The premier prize – a trip-for-two New Year’s Rose Bowl Stadium Experience on Jan. 1, 2022 – is a new offering for The Fan Exam Season Two, complemented by $1,000 that will be split between a minimum of 20 game winners each game during the Sept. 13-Oct. 27 season.
Fans can sign up to play via TheFanExam.com or the new dedicated mobile app for iPhone and Android users. On the app, players can opt in to receive push notifications and game reminders. Additionally, players following The Fan Exam’s official social platforms (@thefanexam) on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook will see regular game hints and other pre-game engagement that may work to their advantage.
“This was really fun to host last year and I’m excited to get season two started on Monday,” said Golic. “The history, traditions and memorable moments tied to college sports are undeniable. The Fan Exam captures all of that for fans in a live game setting, and this year’s prizes are even bigger than in year one. Whether you play through the website or app, it’s a blast – go sign up for The Fan Exam.”
The 2021 game schedule for The Fan Exam – Season Two: each Monday/Wednesday is as follows:
- Week 1: Sept. 13, 15
- Week 2: Sept. 20, 22
- Week 3: Sept. 27, 29
- Week 4: Oct. 4, 6
- Week 5: Oct. 11, 13
- Week 6: Oct. 18, 20
- Week 7: Oct. 25, 27
*All games are live. Start time: 8 p.m. ET
In collaboration with its parent company LEARFIELD, SIDEARM Sports tapped Golic to host the interactive college sports trivia game in 2020. SIDEARM is the nation’s leading digital provider powering more than 1,400 official college athletic websites and mobile apps. Golic recently expanded his relationship with LEARFIELD across the company’s multiple offerings for fans. In addition to The Fan Exam, he headlines the brand-new “College Football Saturday Night” game broadcast with play-by-play announcer Kate Scott and appears regularly on the national broadcast, “College Sports Now.”
“The Fan Exam is a great way to engage with college sports fans all across the country at the same time throughout the fall,” said Jeff Rubin, SIDEARM Sports’ president and CEO, and chief digital officer for LEARFIELD’s media group. “It’s fun, it’s different, and Mike Golic does a terrific job. We’re thrilled to have him back for The Fan Exam and for broader engagement with us overall.”
LEARFIELD is a leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions. LEARFIELD services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.