A localized version of It's Academic for the Buffalo area of New York.


WBEN 4 196? - 197?
WGRZ NBC 2 04/08 - Present


Full Circle Studios


Van Miller
Kevin O'Neal


Each contest is composed of five rounds. Round 1 is a category round with eight questions, all centered around a theme (e.g., "the letter B" or "famous paintings"). Questions do not appear on the players' monitors but do appear for the viewing audience.

In Round 2, each team is individually asked five questions worth 20 points each.

Round 3 is a toss-up visual round. The monitor displays an image and the host provides a question accompanying the image. Teams receive 10 points for each correct answer and lose 10 for each incorrect answer. Eight questions are used.

In Round 4, the captain of each team introduces the sponsors and administrators. There are three question packets from which to choose. The team to the immediate left of the team that is supposed to answer chooses which packet the answering team will use. Eight questions are given to each team, with 20 points for a correct answer and no penalties. A 25 point bonus is given if a team correctly answers all eight questions, for a total of 185 points in this round.

Round 5 features toss-up questions, each worth +/-20 points. Visual questions are worth 10 points more or +/-30 points. The number of questions varies depending on the time left in the game. The game ends when the time is up.

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An Episode
Closing of a 1982 Game
Playlist for It's Academic

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