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'Cats across the nation are getting ready to cheer on the Northwestern Wildcats as the team takes on the Tennessee Volunteers in Tampa, Florida at the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day at noon EST. Even if you aren't traveling to the game, you can still follow the action where you live—or at home. To help, we've compiled a complete list of events hosted by Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) clubs across the country, plus the official Northwestern bars that will be hosting watch parties in your area. You can even use this alumni-created Facebook event to make plans. And, we’ve included tips on how to root for the #B1GCats from the comfort of your (purple) living room! Go ’Cats!

 

FOLLOW DAY-OF COVERAGE ON TV AND VIA SOCIAL MEDIA


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ESPN2, 12:00 p.m. EST

ESPN College Football Bowl Schedule >>

 

FOLLOW NORTHWESTERN ATHLETICS ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

For student-athlete content, follow Northwestern Football accounts (@nufbfamily); for more Bowl-centric coverage, follow Northwestern Athletics (@nu_sports).


Facebook: FB.com/NorthwesternAthletics, FB.com/nufootball

Twitter: @NU_Sports, @NUFBFamily

Instagram: @nu_sports, @nufbfamily

Snapchat: nu_sports

(To add on Snapchat: 1) From the camera view, click on the ghost icon top-center. 2) Click "Add Friends." 3) Tap "Add by Username." 4) Type in "nu_sports." 5) Click the plus symbol and the account will appear in your feed when content is published!)

To join the conversation, use these hashtags: #B1GCats, #GoCats, #FootballInParadise (official Outback Bowl hashtag)


FOLLOW THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook: FB.com/NorthwesternAlumni

Twitter: @NUAlumni

Instagram: @NorthwesternAlumni

Periscope: @NUAlumni

To join the conversation, use these hashtags: #B1GCats, #GoCats


SERVE THIS DRINK:

Pump up your home watch party with the Wild Willie, a Margarita-based cocktail that will be served at Northwestern's New Year Eve's party in Tampa. Combine with ice in a shaker and strain; this recipe makes one drink:

  • 3 ounces (about 2 shots) tequila
  • 1/2 ounce raspberry liqueur (such as Chambord)
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 2 ounces sour mix


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BUY SWAG AND GEAR:

Shop Northwestern Outback Bowl gear for your bar crawl or

home party! >>


CHEER AND TAKE PHOTOS WITH #FLATWILLIE:

Download yours now >>

Here’s some #B1GCats #FlatWillie inspiration >>


SEE WHAT'S GOING ON IN TAMPA:

Official Outback Bowl Sponsored Events in Tampa >>

 


NAA CLUB EVENTS AND WATCH PARTIES


NU Clubs of Florida Outback Bowl Events

New Year's Eve Welcome Reception

When: December 31, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. EST

Register >>

 

NU Club of Austin

Watch Party: Midway Field House

2015 E Riverside Dr.

Austin, TX 78741

When: January 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. CST

Open Invitation

 

NU Club of Atlanta

Watch Party: Montie's Public House

1860 Corporate Blvd. NE

Atlanta, GA 30329

When: January 1, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST

Open Invitation

 

Billings, Montana

Watch Party: Hooligan's Sports Bar & Casino

109 N. Broadway

Billings, MT 59101

When: January 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. MST

Open Invitation

 

NU Club of Boston

Watch Party: Tavern in the Square | Central Square

730 Massachusetts Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02139

When: January 1, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST

Open Invitation


NU Club of Charlotte

Watch Party: Jackalope Jack's

1936 E. Seventh St.

Charlotte, NC 28204

When: January 1, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST

Open Invitation


NU Club of Cincinnati

Watch Party: Millions Cafe

3210 Linwood Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45208

When: January 1, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST

Open Invitation

 

NU Club of Cleveland

Watch Party: Fox and Hound

1479 S.O.M. Center Road

Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

When: January 1, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. EST

Open Invitation

 

NU Club of Coachella Valley

Watch Party: The Beer Hunter

78-483 Hwy. 111

La Quinta, CA 92253

When: January 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. PST

Open Invitation


NU Club of Colorado

Watch Party: Blake Street Tavern

2301 Blake Street

Denver, CO

When: January 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. MST

Open Invitation


NU Club of Houston

Watch Party: Live Oak

10444 Hempstead Rd.

Houston, TX 77092

When: January 1, 2016 at 11:00 p.m. CST

RSVP in this Facebook event >>

 

NU Club of Kansas City

Watch Party: The Granfalloon

608 Ward Pkwy.

Kansas City, MO 64112

When: January 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. CST

Open Invitation


NU Club of Milwaukee

Watch Party: Mo's on Bluemound - Green Room

10842 W. Bluemound Rd.

Wauwatosa, WI 53226

When: January 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. CST

Register >>


NU Club of NC Triangle

Watch Party: Carolina Ale House

7981 Skyland Ridge Pkwy.

Raleigh, NC 27617

When: January 1, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST

Register >>


NU Club of Philadelphia

Watch Party: Dave & Buster's

7321 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

When: January 1, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST

Register >>

 

NU Spirit Club of Sacramento

Watch Party: Clubhouse 56

723 56th Street (near the corner of 56th and H streets)

Sacramento, CA (916) 454-5656

When: January 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. PST

Register >>


NU Club of San Diego

Home Watch Party: hosted by a former Wildcat football player

Location: TBA to attendees

When: January 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. PST

Free, at least 25 registrants needed

Register >>

 

NU Club of San Francisco Bay Area

Watch Party: House Rules SF

2227 Polk St.

San Francisco, CA 94109
When: January 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. PST

RSVP in this Facebook event >>


NU Club of Southeast Florida

Home Watch Party: Hosted by a club member

Location: TBA to attendees

When: January 1, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST

Free

RSVP with number of guests to purpleprideflorida@gmail.com

 

NU Club of the Twin Cities

Watch Party: Cooper Irish Pub

1607 Park Place Blvd.

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

When: January 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. CST

 

NU Club of the UK

Watch Party: Jetlag Bar

125 Cleveland St.

W1T 6QB London, UK
When: January 1, 2016 at 4:15 p.m. UTC

RSVP in this Facebook event >>

 

 

WATCH PARTIES AT OFFICIAL NORTHWESTERN BARS

 

These bars—in Evanston, Chicago, and other cities—will be showing the Jan. 1 bowl game. (Not every official Northwestern bar appears here, because some bars will be closed during game time.)

 

EVANSTON AND THE SUBURBS >>

 

Bat 17

1709 Benson Ave.

Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 733-7117

 

Buffalo Wild Wings

4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center #150

Skokie, IL 60077

(847) 674-2034

 

Buffalo Wild WIngs

2540 New Sutton Rd.

Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

(847) 645-0333

 

World of Beer

1601 Sherman Ave.

Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 328-3688

 

 

CHICAGO >>

 

Kincade's Bar & Grill (Lincoln Park)

950 W. Armitage Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 348-0010

 

Connie’s – Gold Coast

1030 N. State St.

Chicago, IL 60610

(312) 326-3443

 

 

NATIONAL >>

 

Alphabetical by city

 

Brickside Food & Drink – Bethesda, MD

4866 Cordell Ave.

Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 312-6160

 

Jackalope Jacks – Charlotte, NC

1936 E. 7th St.

Charlotte, NC 28204

(704) 347-1918

 

Wild Wing Cafe – Charlottesville, VA

820 W. Main St.

Charlottesville, VA

(434) 979-9464

 

Blake Street Tavern – Denver, CO

2301 Blake St.

Denver, CO 80205

(303) 675-0505

 

Champps – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cypress Creek Station

6401 N. Andrews Ave.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

(954) 491-9335

 

Buffalo Wild Wings – Hampton Roads, VA

420 Monticello Ave.

Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 965-3959

 

Blackfinn – Merrifield, VA

2750 Gallows Rd.

Vienna, VA 22180

(703) 207-0100

 

Bar 508 – Minneapolis, MN

508 1st Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55403

(612) 339-0036

 

Blondie's – New York City, NY

212 W. 79th St.

New York, NY 10024

(212) 362-4360

 

Tavern on Broad – Philadelphia, PA

200 S. Broad St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 546-2290


Village Grill – Roanoke, VA

1802 Memorial Ave.

Roanoke, VA 24015

(540) 767-0057

 

Buffalo Wild Wings – Stamford, CT

208 Summer St.

Stamford, CT 06901

(203) 324-9453

 

Blackfinn – Washington, D.C.

1620 I St. NW

Washington, DC 20006

(202) 429-4350