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Georgetown University is Awash in Syracuse T-Shirts

Turns out, when left to their own devices, Georgetown students really just want to wear Syracuse gear.

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As a Syracuse Orange fan, you know that Syracuse-themed t-shirts make up 14% of the American GDP. You probably see Orange t-shirts all the time, especially if you live in the Syracuse area.

Turns out, it's getting to be a bit of a problem at Georgetown as well.

"We have a ton of awesome students that have always supported Georgetown," Grosse said. "But when you see a Villanova shirt or a Syracuse shirt on campus, you’re like, ‘What are you thinking?’ Why not try to get them into Georgetown gear?"

Grosse’s department has a plan to combat the problem. Students and other fans who attend the Hoyas’s lacrosse doubleheader on April 11 can exchange their non-Georgetown college T-shirts for Georgetown T-shirts as part of the school’s shirt swap promotion.

T-shirts of hated rivals Villanova and Syracuse will be worth three points. Shirts of Big East (non-Villanova), ACC (non-Syracuse), Big Ten and Ivy League schools will be worth two points. All other college shirts will be worth one point. (One could elect to swap three, one-point shirts for a three-point Georgetown shirt, or swap a three-point Syracuse or Villanova shirt for three, one-point Georgetown shirts, etc.)

A guy in the athletics department named Grosse who wants to promote the color grey? Well I never...

All of the t-shirts will be donated to a local homeless shelter. So at least there's some good to come out of all of this.

Syracuse and Georgetown renew their rivalry this upcoming basketball season, so I guess no matter where we play and who shows up, most folks will be wearing orange.