8:14 a.m., Dec. 23, 2010----The University of Delaware Office of Alumni Relations has announced a series of watch parties to cheer on the Blue Hens as they battle Eastern Washington University for the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision title on Friday, Jan. 7, at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas.
Most of the events will begin at 6:30 or 6:55 a.m. Eastern, with kickoff set at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.
Watch parties are planned in the following cities, with local times shown. Alumni are encouraged to wear Blue and Gold.
Details are available at the UDconnection website:
New Castle County - 6:55, McGlynns, Polly Drummond Shopping Center; Deer Park, Main Street, Newark; and Tom Foolery's Restaurant, 714 Ash Blvd., Middletown.
Sussex County - 6:55, Lighthouse, 124 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach.
Kent County - 6:55, McGlynns, 800 N. State St., Dover, and 6:30-10, Dover Downs Hotel and Casino.
Northern New Jersey - 6:55, Wicked Wolf Bar, 120 Sinatra Dr., Hoboken, and 6, The Courtyard Basking Ridge, 595 Martinsville Rd., Basking Ridge.
Central New Jersey - 6:55, Princeton Sports Bar, 128 Nassau St., Princeton.
Southern New Jersey - 6:55, Botto's Italian Line Restaurant and Banquet Room, 1411 Kings Highway, Swedesboro.
New York City - 6:30, The Hill, 416 Third Ave., between 29th and 30th streets; The Village Pourhouse, 366 W. 46th St.; and McSwiggin's, 393 Second Ave.
Long Island - 6:55, Kodiak's Bar and Restaurant, 1815 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale.
Philadelphia - 6:55, Field House, 1150 Filbert St.
Lancaster - 6:55, Brickyard Restaurant and Sports Bar, 415 N. Prince St.
Chester County, Pa. - 6:55, Winner's Circle Bar and Grille, Routes 30 and 100, Whiteland Towne Center, 143 W. Lincoln Highway, Exton.
King of Prussia - 6:55, Fox and Hound, 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia
Lehigh Valley - 6:55, Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar, 327 Star Rd., Allentown, Pa.
Pittsburgh - 6:30, Buffalo Blues, 216 S. Highland Ave.
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C. - 6:55, Penn Quarter Sports Tavern, 639 Indiana Ave., NW
Baltimore - 6:30, Field Houe, Canton, 2400 Boston St.
Charlottesville, Va. - 6:30, Wild Wing Café, 820 W. Main St., Charlottesville
Richmond - 6:55, Champs Sports Bar and Grill, 9200 Stony Point Parkway, Stony Point Fashion Park, just off Chippenham Parkway
Roanoke - 6:55, SoRo Chill and Grill, 3117 Franklin Rd.
Chicago - 5:55, Pizzeria Serio, 1708 W. Belmont Ave
Bay Area - 3:55, The Old Pro, 541 Ramona St., Palo Alt, and The Blue Light, 1979 Union St., San Francisco.
Los Angeles - 3:55, Mr. Pockets Sports Bar, 516 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach.
Encinitas, Calif. - 3:55, Stadium Lounge, 149 S. El Camino Real.
San Diego - 3:55, The Beer Company, 602 Broadway.
Orlando - 6:55, Miller Ale House, 1667 Florida Mall Ave., Orlando.
Miami-Fort Lauderdale - 6:55, Parrot Lounge, 911 Sunrise Lane, Fort Lauderdale.
Boston - 6:30, McGreevy's, 911 Boylston St., across from Hynes Convention Center
Laramie, Wyo. - 4:55, Alibi Pub, 404 S. Fourth St., Laramie.
Atlanta - 6:55, STATs Restaurant, 300 Marietta St.
Greenville, S.C. - 6:55, Carolina Ale House, 113 S. Main St., Greenville.
Las Vegas - 3:55, the Roadrunner Cowboy Saloon, 2430 E. Pebble St., are the corner of Eastern and Pebble just off Rt. 215, Henderson, Nev.
Charlotte, N.C. - 6:55, Fox and Hound, 330 N. Tryon St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. - 6:55, Bailey's Pub and Grille, 1722 N. Fordham Blvd.
Asheville, N.C. - 6:30, Baylee's Steakhouse and Sports Theatre, 1636 Hendersonville Rd., Arden.
Austin, Texas - 5:55, Pluckers, 9070 Research Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio - 6:55, Tutto Vino Wine Cellar and Bistro, 7178 Muirfield Dr., Dublin
St. Louis - 5:55, Schneithorst's Restaurant, Clayton and Lindbergh, across from Frontenac Plaza.
To follow UD teams, see BlueHens.com.
Photo by Mark Campbell