Georgetown University
Georgetown’s basketball legacy began in 1907 when the Hoyas first stepped onto the court. Since that time, the Hoyas have reached the NCAA Final Four five times and brought home the National Championship in 1984, all while churning out NBA talent like Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo, Allen Iverson and Roy Hibbert. And for Hoya fans, “The yell that wins the day, is the ‘Hoya, Hoya Saxa!’ For the dear old Blue and Gray.”
Nickname:
Hoyas
Top Rivals:
Syracuse University, Villanova University
Style Facts:
As the official colors for the Hoyas, Georgetown Blue and Georgetown Gray date back to the aftermath of the Civil War. The team colors were introduced by Georgetown’s rowing team in 1876 as a way to symbolize “the unity between Northern and Southern boys of the college.”