Capital One is an official Corporate Champion of the NCAA®, the highest sponsorship level offered by the NCAA. We are dedicated to the success of student-athletes both on and off the field. Our involvement in college athletics showcases our commitment to the fans and student-athletes who make college sports so special. The reputation and passion for college athletics is unparalleled and Capital One is pleased to play a role as both a fan and a Corporate Champion of the NCAA.1
We are proud to be the title sponsor of the Capital One Orange Bowl, as well as the official Credit Card and Banking partner of the College Football Playoffs. The Capital One Orange Bowl will play host to a College Football Playoff semifinal game 2015 and again in 2018. In the other years, the Capital One Orange Bowl will feature the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Champion (or ACC replacement team should the champion qualify for the College Football Playoff) against a highly ranked team from the Big Ten, Southeastern Conference (SEC) or Notre Dame.
The Capital One Cup is awarded annually to each of the best men's and women's Division I college athletics programs in the country. Points toward the Capital One Cup are earned and tracked throughout the year based on final standings of NCAA® Championships and final official coaches' polls. Capital One will award a combined $400,000 in student-athlete scholarships and the Capital One Cup trophy to the winning schools at the ESPY awards in July.
The Capital One Mascot Challenge continues to celebrate the unsung heroes of college football—the mascots! Each mascot to make the Capital One All-America Mascot team receives $5,000 for its school's mascot program, and the Capital One National Mascot of the year receives an additional $15,000. The rules are simple; the mascot with the most fan votes wins!
Capital One is proud to be the official bank, credit card, and financial services provider of South by Southwest® (SXSW®). SXSW conferences & festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery, which pairs perfectly with Capital One as we continue our mission to reimagine what a bank can be.
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