A melancholy goodbye to Syracuse basketball rival John Thompson
A Syracuse tribute to Georgetown coach John Thompson
Georgetown is D.C.
On Saturday, the District of Columbia welcomes the Orange faithful to continue one of the greatest rivalries in college basketball. From that fateful February night in 1980 where John Thompson Jr. declared Manley Field House closed, this rivalry has taken many dramatic twists and turns. However, when you examine the two schools, you see one staying constant and another in flux.