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UNC 67 Michigan State 55

Michigan State, the plaque for the alternates is down in the ladies’ room.

First and foremost, UNC took care of business. Not only was this a game being played on an aircraft carrier, outside which created a completely different playing environment from what these players are accustomed. It was also the very first game of [...]

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#1 UNC vs Michigan St.

What: Quicken Loans Carrier Classic Where: Flight Deck, USS Carl Vinson, San Diego, CA When: Friday, November 11th, 7:00 PM TV: ESPN Records: Season opener for both teams

That officially stands as the coolest “Where” I have ever written in a game preview for this blog.


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Carrier Classic Is Today!

I agree with Doc. This is the coolest game ever. Here is the intro to the movie Top Gun which I think is one of the best opening scenes of a movie ever.

Let’s not forget the reason this is being done which is to honor the men [...]

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T-minus 24 hours…

…until the tip-off of the 2011-12 Tar Heel basketball season. And not to mention the first game is ON A FREAKIN’ AIRCRAFT CARRIER! (which is still one of the coolest things I can think of)  Here are a few things to prime the pump as we wait for Carolina and Michigan State to get things [...]

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Carrier Classic Primer

Everything you wanted to know about playing a college basketball game on the deck of an aircraft carrier but were afraid to ask.

Obviously this is probably the most unusual location ever selected for playing a regular season college basketball game. Aside from playing on a court surrounded by bleachers on the flight deck of [...]

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Top Gun Quote Guide For The Carrier Classic

Since UNC will be playing a game on the deck of an aircraft carrier it is only appropriate that we make extensive use of Top Gun quotes during the game. Here is your comprehensive guide.

Dexter Strickland goes coast to coast for a basket: “I feel the need, the need for speed”

John Henson blocks [...]

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Construction Of Carrier Classic Court Underway

Via the U.S. Navy

USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN 70) flight deck began its transformation into a complete basketball arena Nov. 1, as workers readied it for the inaugural Quicken Loans Carrier Classic basketball game Nov. 11.

Carl Vinson will host the Spartans of Michigan State University and the Tar Heels from the University of North [...]

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