It’s not as if they can’t get excited for the rivalry game. It’s that they have so few fans and such minimal support left for the John Thompson-led cabal that getting anyone but Orange fans to show up at Capital One Arena is a harrowing task.
To fix this, they’ve taken to various promotional items to convince people that yes, the Hoyas do still play basketball.
Introducing the #BeatCuse Rivalry Starter Pack! The first 100 kids ages 1-3 at Saturday’s @GeorgetownHoops vs. Syracuse Game!— Georgetown Hoya❌ (@GeorgetownHoyas) December 11, 2017
Pick up your pack at the marketing table on the main concourse in section 120. Child must be present. https://t.co/q83ndtZo8j pic.twitter.com/UNDxryVZnw
Have you heard the news? It's time to #BeatCuse!— Hoya❌ Unlimited (@HoyasUnlimited) December 13, 2017
Show your Hoya pride by making a gift today—and you could win a @GeorgetownHoyas jersey "signed" by Jack the Bulldog:https://t.co/qdjvmr1Qm6 pic.twitter.com/Ru1Kdx38LD
Excited to announce the great Red Panda Acrobat will be performing at halftime of the @GeorgetownHoops vs. Syracuse Game on Saturday!— Georgetown Hoya❌ (@GeorgetownHoyas) December 13, 2017
You won’t want to miss this!https://t.co/QNdx1bWqPV pic.twitter.com/uRsRkEsN7t
To recap, the reasons a Georgetown “fan” (should one exist) is supposed to go Saturday’s game:
- Child endangerment
- A dog autograph
- RED GODDAMN PANDA (okay, this one’s actually a pretty excellent reason to go)
There are still a significant number of tickets remaining for this one, though Red Panda was just announced yesterday. Now D.C. residents have TWO reasons to show up: the acrobatic wonder that is Red Panda AND Syracuse basketball.