Georgetown/Syracuse to Renew Hoops Rivalry in 2015

Jim Boeheim John Thompson III

To the dismay of many hoops fans, the dismantling of the Big East meant the end of a one of college basketball’s greatest rivalries…or so we thought.

Georgetown and Syracuse announced this morning that they will resume the rivalry that provided great memories after a brief hiatus.


“We’re excited to announce the renewal of the Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry,” Georgetown athletic director Lee Reed said in a release. “The reestablishment of this series is good for college basketball fans across the country. I know that our program and fans will be excited to have a game against Syracuse on our schedule. This is something that both schools have worked very hard to have happen and we’re very happy to have this series continue.”

Syracuse AD Daryl Gross called restarting the series the “highest priority” since the Orange moved to the ACC.

“When Syracuse and Georgetown go head-to-head — the history is unmatched — and the entire nation pays attention,” he said. “Clearly our move to the ACC has been tremendous on all fronts, but sometimes you can have the best of both worlds — and this series fits that concept.”

This is great news for college hoops fans everywhere.