The Cathedral is one of the few places in town where Democrats and Republicans will be on the best behavior ... to say nothing of the mascots from Duke and UNC.

Every once in a while we get to have a little fun around here, and yesterday was one of them, when the mascots from all 15 ACC teams stopped by ahead of the ACC basketball tournament here in D.C.

For all of you who don’t live and breathe by sportsball, that’s the Atlantic Coast Conference, with some of the biggest names in college sports: Boston CollegeClemsonDukeFlorida StateGeorgia TechLouisvilleMiamiNorth CarolinaNC StateNotre DamePittsburghSyracuseVirginiaVirginia Tech and Wake Forest.

We’re happy to report that the (Baptist) Demon Deacon from Wake Forest, the (Roman Catholic) Fighting Irish Leprechaun from Notre Dame and even the Blue Devil from Duke all felt right at home inside this Episcopal Cathedral.

Our friends over at WUSA9 stopped by to catch the action.


Kevin Eckstrom

Chief Public Affairs Officer