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Villanova Athletic Fund to host pre-game tailgate at Boston College

As Andy Talley's program prepares to launch its 2013 season against old-time rivals Boston College, the Villanova Athletic Fund will be preparing to host alumni before the game.

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The 2013 Villanova football season will kick off in just 39 days, when the Wildcats head to Boston to revive a decades-dormant rivalry with Boston College. The two schools haven't played since Howie Long strapped a "V" helmet to his skull and began his march toward football immortality. To celebrate the occasion and hopefully bring a few alumni in the area into the event, the University has announced plans to host a pre-game "tailgate" reception at BC.

The reception will be held at Lyons Hall on BC's campus in Chestnut Hill, MA. Alumni can purchase a ticket to the reception for $20 or a ticket to the reception and the game for $50 through the alumni association.

The tailgate will be indoors and there will be food and refreshments served. The restrictions on tailgating at Boston College are some of the strictest in college football, and away teams (including all of the ACC opponents) typically use Lyons Hall as a pre-game gathering spot. On-campus tailgating is limited to a small group of athletics donors.

Villanova vs. Boston College

August 31, 2013

Pregame reception: 10-11:30 a.m.

Kickoff: Noon