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

Thursday September 12th, 2013

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 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.

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