Get into the action with Super Bowl parties on campus


The Campus Rec Center will host a Madden NFL tournament before the Super Bowl.The Campus Rec Center will host a Madden NFL tournament before the Super Bowl (image courtesy EA Sports).Whether you watch for the game, the commercials, the halftime show, or the camaraderie with friends, just about everybody tunes in for the Super Bowl.

This year's game pits the Baltimore Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans' Superdome.  And with more than a dozen Mardi Gras parades also rolling in NOLA this weekend, it's tougher than ever to snag a hotel room, so chances are you'll be watching on TV from right here in Birmingham.

UAB's Campus Recreation Center will be hosting a Super Bowl Party starting at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 in their game room.  There will be free food and drinks, plus a Madden NFL Tournament going on before the start of the game.

Also in conjunction with the game, The Diner (on the 2nd floor of the Commons on the Green) will be serving BBQ pork sandwiches, BBQ Chicken, and BBQ Ribs all night (or, at least, until they run out).

Super Bowl XLVII (that's 47) will be broadcast on CBS.  The official game kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3.