Everyone knows it's tough to beat a team three times in one season - specifically the Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team. The Hoyas stopped the
Today marked the third matchup against
However, the Hoyas have been able to take all three contests in a season against 12 teams: 1980-81 Seton Hall Pirates, 1981-82 St. John's Redmen, 1981-82 Villanova Wildcats, 1983-84 Syracuse Orangemen, 1983-84 Providence Friars, 1984-85 Connecticut Huskies, 1984-85 St. John's Redmen, 1986-87 Syracuse Orangemen, 1986-87 Boston College Eagles, 1988-89 Boston College Eagles, 1991-92 Miami Hurricanes, 1993-94 Seton Hall Pirates.
HOYA TRIVIA ALERT:
The Hoya men's basketball team has met one opponent four times in one season - who is this opponent and in what season? Leave your answer in the comment section below for the chance to win some
There has been a lot of research that went into this blog ... SJ in our office did a ton of research to help me figure out how often the Hoyas have played the same team at least three times in a season ... a fun fact for those at home is that the Hoyas have played against a non-conference team at least three times in one season: in 1908-09, the Hoyas played Navy three times; in 1911-12, the Hoyas played Virginia three times; and in 1929-30, the Hoyas played NYU three times.
There was further research done to figure out when certain schools changed their mascots/nicknames. That spawned an entire conversation based on favorite mascots, other than Jack the Bulldog. The following is a compilation of the people here in the office and their favorite mascots.
Barb - Smokey (
Ryan - Rumble the Bison (Oklahoma City Thunder) due to the fact that he is a "bison Tommy Lee" (see photo)
SJ - refused to play the game
Mike - Pete the Penguin (Youngstown State Penguins) due to the fact that he has wings and he cannot fly
Me - Mike the Tiger (