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50 foot banner to be unveiled in Section 118 during player introductions of Georgetown-Syracuse game
Tomorrow at 12pm in the Verizon Center the Georgetown Hoyas will play the Syracuse Orange for the last time as conference rivals in the regular season. The Stonewalls – a supporter club for Georgetown men’s basketball – will mark the occasion by unveiling a new tifo (large homemade banner) during player introductions in section 118.
At 52’x 25’ the massive size of the banner will make it the largest known homemade tifo ever displayed at a college basketball game.
Featuring the two schools’ mascots, Jack the Bulldog and Otto the Orange, the tifo’s message echoes Georgetown coach John Thompson III’s sentiments about the rivalry and Saturday’s game, “Without a doubt, it’ll be emotional… As much as we both plan on continuing to play, it’s going to be different. What has made these games so special, this rivalry so special — and then, in turn, made this league so special — is the Georgetown-Syracuse games.”
The Stonewalls will also be debuting 15 total flags and a number of handmade two-pole signs, featuring a variety of messages celebrating the team’s season and the Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry.
Founded in the fall of 2012, the Stonewalls are a Georgetown Men’s Basketball support club modeled after traditional soccer supporter groups. Based in the Verizon Center’s section 118, the Stonewalls focus on supporting the team through scarves, tifos, flags, cheers and general spirit and enthusiasm.
The “Jack and Orange” tifo is the group’s fifth of the year.
For Immediate Release
March 8, 2013