Today presents a big test, as the #1 Villanova Wildcats will head to Newark for what should be a pretty true neutral site game with #23 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Never Forget Tribute Classic.
Both teams enter the game undefeated, though ‘Nova has played a much tougher schedule thus far. The Irish have scored wins over Colorado (who just beat Xavier), Northwestern and Iowa, but the rest of the schedule has been a smorgasbord of cupcakes.
Both teams boast some of the best offenses in the country, but the ‘Cats would appear to have a big edge on the defensive end. Both play positionless offense to an extent and love to shoot the ball efficiently so we could be in for some fireworks.
Game Time, TV Schedule: 12:00pm ET. The game will be televised on CBS.
Live Video Stream: CBS All-Access appears to allow live streaming of the CBS channel and you can sign up for a free trial - but no promises!
CLUB GAME WATCHES
- Atlanta: Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs North Shopping Center, 6317 Roswell Rd. NE, Sandy Springs, GA
- Austin: The Dogwood Rock Rose, 11420 Rock Rose #130, Austin, TX
- Baltimore: The Rowhouse Grille, 1400 Light St., Baltimore, MD
- Central Connecticut: Tavern Downtown, 201 Ann Uccello St., Hartford, CT
- Chicago: Derby Bar & Grill, 1224 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, IL
- Dallas-Fort Worth: Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, 5319 E. Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 100, Dallas, TX
- Greater Philadelphia (Center City location): Field House, 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia, PA. Food and drink specials available.
- Greater Washington DC: Parlay Sports Bar & Lounge, 1827 M St. NW, Washington, DC
- Hilton Head: Drydock, 840 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island, SC
- Houston: Doc's Motorworks Bar & Grill, 1303 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX
- Los Angeles: The Garage, 3387 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA
- Naples: Boston Beer Garden, 2396 Immokalee Rd., Naples, FL
- New England: Warehouse, 40 Broad St., Boston, MA
- NYC: Gramercy Ale House, 272 3rd Ave., New York, NY. Read about our food/drink specials, social media prizes and text alerts.
- Orange County: Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA
- Palm Beach: Duffy's Sports Grill, 11588 U.S. Hwy. 1, North Palm Beach, FL
- Richmond: Keegan's Restaurant & Tavern, 2251 Old Brick Rd., Glen Allen, VA
- Rochester: Jeremiah's Tavern, 2164 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd., Penfield, NY
- South Jersey: 11:30 am - Miller's Ale House, 554 Fellowship Rd., Mount Laurel, NJ
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE
I’m pretty amped for this game for personal reasons (Dad is an NU alum), so I’m coming in hot. The early start time allows for the much coveted brunch cocktail.