Georgetown Hoyas

Georgetown Hoyas

It looks like Georgetown Hoyas are bringing back a familiar shade of blue to their uniform collection when the 2016-2017 college basketball season begins next month.

During the unveiling of the new Thompson Athletic Facility at the official dedication ceremony on Thursday night, six uniforms were on display, and one of them was the seldom-used "powder" or "robin's egg blue" uniform.

While the Hoyas are known for the blue and grey, the lighter blue uniform was used as the primary away color during the early and mid 1980's most notably in the 1982 National Championship game against North Carolina.

After switching to navy in the late 80's and using black in the late 90's, the Hoyas brought back the lighter shade as a specialty uniform in 2002 and donned the alternate threads on special occasions over the course of five seasons. 

On display at new facility, named after Hall of Fame coach John Thompson Jr., was the entire collection of  Hoya uniform -- presumably -- for the upcoming season, including a white uniform, two grey uniforms, two navy uniforms and the powder blue uniform.

It's safe to say that when the Hoyas take the floor this season, they will have a bevy of sharp options to choose from, including the classic powder blue ones.

Georgetown opens the 2016-17 season on Saturday, Nov. 12 against University of South Carolina-Upstate.

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