‘Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness' Reveals Its 16 Teams

Sep 19, 2016 12:19 PM EDT | Leian N.

2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day - Panel

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: (L-R) Producer Arthur Smith and TV personalities Kristine Leahy, Akbar Gbajabiamila, and Matt Iseman speak onstage during the 'American Ninja Warrior' panel at the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California.
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The "American Ninja Warrior" show had expanded to its "Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness" just this year. With the show's first episodes airing as we speak, Esquire revealed the 16 teams who would be battling against each other for the season.

Sixteen teams were pulled from the collegiate rivalries for this season's "Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness." The teams would be facing extra-challenging obstacles wherein brand new strategies would form due to the changes in competition, reported TV Series Finale.

The Show's Components

"American Ninja Warrior" stars Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila would be returning to the franchise as the show's hosts along with Kacy Catanzaro who will be the show's sideline reporter on the field.

College Rivalries

According to Esquire, these are the official teams who would be going against each other for this "Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness" tournament:

UCLA vs USC

Florida vs. Georgia

TCU vs. Houston

Michigan vs The Ohio State University

Wisconsin vs Maryland

Stanford vs Colorado

Oklahoma vs Texas A&M

UCONN vs MIT

University of Florida

In other news, American Ninja Warrior Nation reported that the players for this season would be collegiate that are gymnasts, rock climbers, Frisbee players, and pole vaulters, among others.

The show will showcase a side-by-side race down the course between the competing teams. In fact, these participants were deemed to be the next generation of "American Ninja Warrior" participants that the audience were promised to see a more thrilling season of the franchise this year.

Furthermore, the report indicated that the competing teams for "Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness" were already seen competing against each other that the source revealed this season would be an exciting one for the fans.

Catch "Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness," the franchise's second season, will air on Esquire Network this coming November 22, 2016 at eight in the evening. 

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