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Georgetown Hoyas

Georgetown Hoyas, Washington D.C's college team, fields 23 varsity sports for men and women! The most successful and most well known team, is the Men's Basketball team. With such recognizable names as Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning, as well as former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. The team has reached the NCAA Tournament Final Four five times including the 1984 national championship, and has won the Big East Tournament seven times, and has also won or shared the Big East regular season title seven times.

The team name is derived from the mixed Greek and Latin chant, "Hoya Saxa," (meaning "What Rocks"). The name Hoyas came into use in the 1920s. Harrison High School, located in Kennesaw, Georgia, is the only other institution in the country licensed to share this name. However, Georgetown Preparatory School, which separated from the University in 1927, uses the name "Little Hoyas" for its sports teams and shares the University's blue and gray color scheme.
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