Posted September 12, 2013

Report: Syracuse agrees to ‘concept’ of 10-year series with Georgetown

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Syracuse and Georgetown are already familiar with one another, and could get even close with a 10-year deal. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Syracuse and Georgetown are already very familiar, and could get even closer with a 10-year deal. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

They may not be in the same conference anymore, but it may not be too long before Syracuse and Georgetown renew annual acquaintance on the basketball floor.

According to Syracuse.com, Syracuse has agreed to the concept of a decade-long series with the Hoyas, and is waiting to hear back from Georgetown.

“We love the concept. We want the concept. We heard that they want the concept,” Syracuse Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director/Chief Communications Officer for External Affairs Joe Giansante told the site Wednesday night. “And so discussions are taking place to try to get something to where we can move it to the phase where we would actually contract the teams to have them happen.”

Conference realignment has sacrificed a number of long-time sports rivalries, and Syracuse-Georgetown would be a nice one to salvage, especially if the rivalry smack continues to live up to Big East standards.

7 comments
noodlez
noodlez

THIS SHOULD BE A HOME AND HOME SERIES.

GTOWN SHOULD TAKE THE DEAL AND BEAT THEM CHUMPS DOWN ON AN ANNUAL.

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Fine by me. Once a year in the Garden. It will be a huge money maker for both.

sfs86
sfs86

Good news as the SU convicts will have 10 years to build another arena the Hoyas will officially close.

EasyGoer
EasyGoer

You don't have to be in the same conference to be great rivals. Just look at ND-Michigan in football or Duke-Kentucky in college basketball. I know most Cuse fans (myself included) will still thoroughly despise the Hoyas and vice-versa. This series will be a great way to keep those passions inflamed.

mystafugee
mystafugee

Now that they're in different conferences, the rivalry is dead.  Especially in basketball since one regular season game doesn't define a season the way it can in college football.  

blacklips
blacklips

@sfs86 Good news, Georgetown can build their season around facing Syracuse before getting upset in the 1st round of the NCAA tourney - as is tradition.