Practice? Not the game…Practice?

Hoya

Considering I’m Shine’s (Long Beach, NY) reigning Trivia Champion until next Thursday, I feel it’s appropriate to start off this story with a bit of trivia: What is a Hoya? A Hoya is a rock. I know what you’re thinking. No way. This guy is full of it, but do your research. It’s not a bulldog.

Moving forward, we just spoke with our boy at Warrior, and it’s been confirmed that Georgetown will be wearing TII’s. 412 Lax broke this earlier in the day. The question that still remains is will they use the Bulldog sticker or the “G?” It was brought to our attention that the last time Georgetown went on a run in the postseason, they wore the Bulldog. Ever since, they’ve been struggling mightily. Perhaps it’s time to change it up?

This Warrior Trojan will be worn by a Hoya Alum in Miami this weekend, not by Georgetown this spring. Furthermore, the flat navy helmets may or may not be worn this season. Their primary helmet will feature a grey and navy combination.

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2 Responses to Practice? Not the game…Practice?

  1. golden noug says:

    Actually Hoya means “what” in latin

    where are you doing your research??

    • laxunation says:

      Thanks for pointing that out. According to the Georgetown website, they were initially nicknamed the Stonewalls. You might be thinking stonewalls, wait, how did that turn into the Hoyas? Well according to your ‘literal’ translation, you perhaps are correct. However, since Georgetown is a Catholic school, they were forced to take Latin earlier in it’s existence. As such, the student body chanted “Hoya Saxa” at the games. The Saxa’s just doesn’t have the same ring as “The Hoya’s,” so thats how their new nickname started. Delving deeper, the “Stonewalls” or even “Hoya Saxa” actually is derived from St. Peter who’s nickname was “Hoya” because “Upon this rock we build our Church” with the rock being St. Peter. It’s amazing what 16 years of Catholic Education will teach ya. With that said, your literal translation remains intact.

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