Carrier Classic

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on board the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tarheels Sink Spartans 67-55 In Carrier Classic

President Barack Obama sat courtside and watched No. 1 North Carolina beat Michigan State 67-55 on Friday night in the Carrier Classic on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson.

97.1 The Ticket–11/11/2011


Bill’s Blog: It’s Battleship Basketball For MSU

Hopefully for the Spartans, The Carrier Classic will be an “instant classic” and they can make a good showing. My only question is, who has to get the ball if it bounces overboard?

97.1 The Ticket–11/11/2011

A sailor stands on a deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier in Hong Kong on May 22, 2011. The US Navy Nimitz class supercarrier from where Osama bin Laden was buried at sea was in Hong Kong for a port call. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Izzo: Carrier Classic To Be A ‘Memory-Maker’

The aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden at sea is ready for the first college basketball game to be played on an active flat top.

97.1 The Ticket–11/10/2011

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MSU Carrier Classic Uniforms?

Michigan State will take on North Carolina in the Carrier Classic this upcoming season. Both MSU and UNC will be wearing camo jerseys for the game.

97.1 The Ticket–10/26/2011


A Basketball Game On An Aircraft Carrier?

It’s official. Michigan State and North Carolina will play a basketball game on an aircraft carrier docked in San Diego Harbor this fall.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/13/2011