When Syracuse made the move from the Big East to the ACC, one of college basketball’s best rivalries died.
It might be alive again, thankfully.
Georgetown and Syracuse have agreed on a four-year home and home series beginning in the 2015-16 season, per Hoyas SID Mex Carey.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 10, 2014
Syracuse, now in the ACC, and Georgetown, who remained in the basketball-only Big East, have been discussing a potential series since last September, when there was a rumor of a 10-year deal.
“I think it’s serious,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim told ESPN.com in 2013. “I don’t know if it’s 10 years, but we’d like to get a couple of years in to get it started.
“We wanted to do it this year, but they wouldn’t act until the summer. We had already filled the schedule with [series] with St. John’s and Villanova and couldn’t play them too. There is a limit to what you can do.
“But we will definitely play them, no question about that.”
Georgetown coach John Thompson III said he was on board at the time, too.
“The Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry is one of the great rivalries in college basketball and it will continue,” Thompson III said in a statement. “In many ways, we are in uncharted waters. We have a re-launched conference, a new commissioner, and a new television partner with Fox Sports. As soon as we get a grasp on what our future mandated out-of-conference obligations will be and those time frames, the details with Syracuse will be finalized. This is a series that will happen.”