Dec. 18: Blue Hen football alumni watch parties planned


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8:13 a.m., Dec. 15, 2010----For loyal Blue Hens around the country, the University of Delaware Office of Alumni Relations has announced a series of watch parties to cheer on the Hens as they battle Georgia Southern University in an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff semifinal game to be played Saturday, Dec. 18, at Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium.

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Most of the events will begin at 11:30 or 11:45 a.m. Eastern, with kickoff set at noon.

Watch parties are planned in the following cities, with details available at the UDconnection website:

New Castle County -- 11:45, McGlynns, Polly Drummond Shopping Center, Newark.

Baltimore -- 11:30, Field House, Canton, 2400 Boston St.

Chicago -- 11 Central, Gaslight Bar and Grill, 2426 North Racine, one block north of Fullerton.

Philadelphia -- 11:45, Field House, 1150 Filbert St.

Washington, D.C. -- 11:45, Sign of the Whale, 1825 M St., NW.

Lancaster, Pa. -- 11:45, Brickyard Restaurant and Sports Bar, 415 N. Prince St.

Southern New Jersey -- 11:45, Botto's Italian Line Restaurant and Banquet Room, 1411 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, N.J.

Sussex County -- 11:45, Stoney Lonen, 208 2nd St., Rehoboth Beach.

Boston -- 11:45, McFadden's, 148 State St.

Northern New Jersey -- 11:45, Wicked Wolf Bar, 120 Sinatra Dr., Hoboken.

New York City -- 11:45, McSwiggans, 393 2nd Ave., at the corner of 2nd and East 23rd.

The game will be televised on ESPNU.

For those who can make it to Newark for the game, ticket information is available at