Tuesday’s news brought it with many interesting comments across the college basketball media landscape. Most of it was generally positive.
Although Syracuse departed for the ACC in 2013, their often gritty and sometimes nasty rivalry with former Big East foe in the Georgetown Hoyas did not stray too far from many hoops’ fans hearts and minds.
However, just like opening up your favorite Christmas present a day early–we will get to do this on the hardwood both at the Verizon Center in autumn 2015 and 2017, and back inside the cavernous Carrier Dome in 2016 and 2018.
Think of all the possibilities the two major college basketball carriers could be doing with this:
CBS could have that game early in the afternoon, followed up by a key SEC tilt at 3:30 p.m. Eastern or maybe ESPN could have that game as the virtual sandwich late on a Saturday afternoon in November or early December once the final games are determining the foursome lucky enough to play in the CFP tournament for college football the following January.
It is too bad we cannot invest some of our life savings on a time machine so we can see these two teams play. In the meantime, you will have to settle for searching for games on YouTube or flipping through the 500 plus channel universe and point towards ESPN Classic once in a while when the rivarly was at its’ true peak during most of the 1980’s into the 1990’s.
Should be fun to see again (that is, unless the NCAA Division One Selection Committee decides to put them in the same bracket, dare I say for a meeting in the Third Round that first weekend)? Stick around, it should be interesting when that first date gets closer.