Watch Parties Forming for Poinsettia Bowl
Alumni attend a watch party to cheer for the NIU football team at The House Sports Pub in Seattle.
As the Huskies prepare for the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, alumni are setting up watch parties across the country.
Northern Illinois will face Utah State University in the ninth annual Poinsettia Bowl at 8:30 p.m. (CST) Thursday, December 26. The game will appear on ESPN.
NIU has extended its streak of consecutive seasons in a bowl game to six, a Mid-American Conference record, and will play in a bowl game for the eighth time in 10 years.
The Huskies place fifth in the nation for offense and are ranked as the top 24th NCAA team by The Associated Press. The Utah State Aggies have relied on defense to win games and are not listed among the top 25 in the AP rankings.
Watch the Huskies take on the Aggies at one of these watch parties:
Chicago – Goose Island Wrigleyville, 3535 N. Clark St.
DeKalb, Ill. – Fatty’s Pub & Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway
Rockford, Ill. – Oscar’s Pub, 5980 E. State St.
Gurnee, Ill. – Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, 5572 Grand Ave.
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. – Anyway’s Restaurant, 5 E. Roosevelt Road
Merrionette Park, Ill. – 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St. NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch’s neighborhood!
Aurora, Ill. – Fox and the Hound, Yorkshire Shopping Center, 4320 E. New York Ave.
Orland Park, Ill. – Buffalo Wild Wings, 15888 S. La Grange Road
Bristol, Ill. – Kennedy Pointe Restaurant & Pub, 2245 Kennedy Road
Washington, D.C. – Ventnor Sports Café, 2411 18th St. NW
Atlanta area – Bedoe’s Bar & Grille, 6115 Hickory Flat Highway, Suite 101, Canton, Ga.
Denver – Wyman’s No. 5, 2033 E. 13th Ave.
Phoenix – Half Moon Sports Grill, 2121 E. Highland Ave.
Orange County, Calif. – OC Sports Grill, 450 N. State College Blvd., Orange, Calif.
Seattle – The House Sports Pub, 8551 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 5