Thursday, November 18, 2010

NEWS FLASH: UNC, MSU Talking Aircraft Carrier Hoops Game

According to ACC Now: The idea of a North Carolina-Michigan State basketball game, to be played on an aircraft carrier, has been (pardon the pun) floating around for years. And it could finally happen, as early as next season.

Larry Gallo, a UNC senior associate athletic director, said Wednesday that the schools are still talking about the game, “and it could very well happen.” Details could be ironed out by next month.

MSU’s long plan has been to play UNC in one game, with two service academies playing in another. Gallo said he did not yet know exactly when or where the game, if it occurs, will be played.

According to The Detroit Free Press, MSU athletic director Mark Hollis confirmed earlier this year that he would like to stage the game on Nov. 11, 2011, which is Veterans Day.

(Editor's Note: There have been other important basketball games played on the decks of aircraft carriers over the years, but most of them have involved the Harlem Globetrotters. Just sayin')

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