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Support Our Troops: Hoyas to Play Chinese Army Team at Beijing Olympic Sports Center

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These people would look a lot more casual in Blue and Gray.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
These people would look a lot more casual in Blue and Gray. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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Georgetown has announced today that the men's basketball team will be taking on the Bayi Rockets on August 18th.  Exciting, I know.  But wait, there is more!  The Bayi Rockets is not only the most storied franchise in the Chinese Basketball Association, its players are also part of the People's Liberation Army.  That's right sports nuts, our beloved Hoyas will be taking on select members of the world's largest military force.  And the team is really, really tall, boasting six players 6'10'' or taller.  

To say this goes beyond basketball is an understatement.  This is a clash of political ideologies, global policies and dinner utensils.  This is our generation's Miracle on Ice and Rocky IV. 

For more information on the Bayi Rockets, check out their official site, and but first learn Chinese. 

Hoya Saxa and God Bless the USA.