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Report: Michigan State-UConn Season-Opener To Be Held In Germany

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Derrick Nix #25 of the Michigan State Spartans (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Derrick Nix #25 of the Michigan State Spartans (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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In May, when UConn gave up its chance to play on an aircraft carrier, I think most of us suspected something was up. Why bail on such a big event?

And when news trickled out that Michigan State’s desire to play a game in Greece wasn’t in the advanced stages, it was fair to assume forward-angled AD Mark Hollis would have a contingency plan in place.

Now we know what both schools have been conspiring over. ESPN.com reported Tuesday morning that the Spartans and Huskies will initiate their 2012-13 seasons in a most unusual, never-done-before way: playing overseas, in Germany, at an American air force base.

It’s the latest college basketball game gimmick, the made-for-TV spectacle that will add to the build-up of early-season hoop.

Click HERE for the full story from CBSSports.com

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