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Gonzaga Michigan State Will Play on the Aircraft Carrier Deck in San Diego

San Diego – They’re going to try to play college basketball on an aircraft carrier again. Marine veterans Tom Izzo and Michigan State will get a return trip to San Diego Bay to face Gonzaga on the flight deck of Veteran’s USS Abraham Lincoln. Day.

Coming back to port at the end of summer

The game will be shown in prime time on November 11 as part of the Armed Forces Classic. Which is joined by the flat top at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, across the bay from downtown San Diego. Abraham Lincoln is on deployment and is scheduled to be back in port later this summer.

Carl Vinson kills Osama bin Laden after being killed by a SEAL

Izzo’s Spartans lost to No. 1 North Carolina, 67–55, on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011. At the first college basketball game on an active carrier. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are seen from the courtside. Carl Vinson buried Osama bin Laden at sea after he was killed by Navy SEALs in a raid ordered by Obama six months earlier.

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first aircraft carrier game

This will be the first aircraft carrier game since 2012. When only two of the four games scheduled for that fall were played. Including one in San Diego that had to be pushed back two days due to rain. Instead of taking it indoors.

Whereas the 2011 Career Classic was played in a spectacular setting. It ended less than an hour ago when rain drenched the court. One of the dangers the organizers faced in the staging of the carrier hoops game. Organizers stated that as a contingency there would be a backup court on the hangar deck, but that court was never established.

Izzo welcomes the opportunity to play in another career game

Marine veteran Tom Izzo and the Spartans will get a return trip to Coronado to face Mark Few’s perennial power Bulldogs aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln on Veterans Day.

Whereas the 2011 Career Classic was played in a spectacular setting. It ended less than an hour ago. When the rain drenched the court, one of the dangers the organizers faced in staging the carrier hoops game. Organizers stated that as a contingency there would be a backup court on the hangar deck, but that court was never established.

Trying to Play College Basketball on the Aircraft Carrier

San Diego – They’re going to try to play college basketball on an aircraft carrier again. And Marine veterans Tom Izzo and Michigan State will get a return trip to San Diego Bay to face Gonzaga on the flight deck of Veteran’s USS Abraham Lincoln. Day.

The game will be shown in prime time on November 11 as part of ESPN’s Armed Forces Classic. Which is joined by the flat top at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, across the bay from downtown San Diego. Abraham Lincoln is on deployment and is scheduled to be back in port later this summer.

Career Classic played in a spectacular setting

Whereas the 2011 Career Classic was played in a spectacular setting. It ended less than an hour ago. When the rain had drenched the court, the carrier faced one of the dangers the organizers faced in staging the hoops game. Organizers stated that as a contingency there would be a backup court on the hangar deck, but that court was never established.

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