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ESPN College GameDay at Villanova: What You Need To Know

With tomorrow being the big day on campus for the Villanova Wildcats matchup with the Pittsburgh Panthers, we thought it would be a good idea to make sure you knew everything going on not just on campus but around the world tomorrow!

I've been critical of Villanova in the past (I don't think I was too harsh either) of the school acting too small-time, when in fact they should be acting like they were a major university. One thing that immediately comes to mind: the lack of Final 4 gear readily available at the bookstore when we made it to the Final 4 for the first time nearly 25 years.

But this time around, I've got to commend the University - they are all over it. There are more GameWatches that I can remember all across the country (well done Alumni leaders!) and the on-campus events seem well orchestrated. Glad we are taking full advantage of an awesome opportunity.

Where will you be/what are your plans for tomorrow?!

See you after The Jump for the full list of events.

Special Shout-Out To Maloney's Pub

Maloney's will be open all day starting at 10:00 a.m. This is your bar. Go party here ALL DAY!

Events on Villanova's Campus


- You can request songs to be played during GameDay by visiting the Villanova Athletics Facebook Page

- Make sure to visit The Italian Kitchen located in Dougherty Hall tonight at 6 p.m. where students will be constructing their GameDay signs (I better see a Giant Villagnome!)


8:30 a.m. - The doors to The Pavilion open for those wishing to be inside for College GameDay (airing 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET)

  • Randy Foye's jersey will be raised to the rafters during College GameDay
  • The State Farm Half-Court Shot (please, whatever students takes this, f*cking drain it)
  • Jay Bilas will interview Corey Fisher LIVE.
  • Tom Rinaldi has a story about the men's and women's basketball managers who have Cerebral Palsy
  • Erin Andrews will interview Jay Wright LIVE (God damnit Jay, you have it TOO good)

4:00 p.m. - Villanova Winter Jam in Jake Nevin Fieldhouse

  • Guest Appearances from the GameDay Crew (someone say hello to Erin Andrews for me!)
  • Guest Appearances from the Villanova basketball team
  • Inflatables for the kids (or inebriated students? Praying for that)
  • Raffles - including the last 10 student tickets being raffled off
  • Face-paiting/V tattoos
  • Interactive Games
  • Assortment of food and drink
  • Music by DJ 007

7:00 p.m. - Doors open to The Pavilion for Villanova-Pittsburgh

7:30 p.m. - GameWatch in The Connelly Center begins for students without tickets

8:00 p.m. - ESPN College GameDay Evening Broadcast from The Pavilion

9:00 p.m. - Villanova beings it's assault on the Panthers


Events Happening Off-Campus (Saturday)

Villanova Alumni GameWatches

Atlanta - Hudson Grille

Boston - Game On

Philadelphia - Garey Hall at Villanova (Register)

Hoboken - Wicked Wolf Tavern

Long Island - The Main Event

London, England - The Sports Cafe - (Register)

San Francisco - Black Magic Voodoo Lounge (1400 Lombard Street)

Northern California (South Bay) - Double D's

Southern California (Orange County) - Silky Sullivan's

Los Angeles - North End Bar

Chicago - Sedgwick's

Washington D.C. - Mackey's Public House

Manhattan  - The Australian & The Copper Door Tavern (The Nova Blog will be here!)

Tampa Bay - Player's Sports Pub

San Diego - Nick's At The Beach

Dallas - Brackets

Baltimore - Bartenders

Charlotte - Fox & Hound

Monmouth/Ocean City, NJ - Rod Olde Irish Tavern


Let's get out there and represent 'Nova Nation well!