Alumni lists Poinsettia Bowl watch parties

NIU Huskie Football fansAs 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, Dec. 26.

The game is being televised by 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.

  • Chicago – Goose Island Wrigleyville, 3535 N. Clark St.
  • DeKalb – Fatty’s Pub & Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Hwy.
  • 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
  • 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
  • NEW! Bristol, Ill. – Kennedy Pointe Restaurant & Pub, 2245 Kennedy Road

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