Spartans and Heels Ready Five

By LCR Contributor Barrell Rider

11.11.11- What a cool date to celebrate Veterans Day. So for those of you who are fortunate to have the day off to spend with friends and family , take a moment to appreciate and recognize the magnitude and purpose of today. For those of you who must work today, perhaps you can make it home in time to catch some of the Carrier Classic hoops match-up between perennial powers Michigan State Spartans and the preseason #1 ranked North Carolina Tarheels.

What makes this game like no other is the fact that the game will be played outdoors, on the deck of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Carl Vinson in San Diego Harbor. The ship's flightdeck has been transformed into an outdoor gymnasium with seating capacity around 7,000. With rain possible, an alternate court has been constructed in the hanger, where seating capacity will be reduced. Hopefully the weather stays dry and the game can be played topside. The game will be televised on ESPN live at 4pm PST.

for some fast facts on the U.S.S. Carl Vinson

CLICK HERE for a slideshow of the venue

Below is a time-lapse of the flight deck turned hoops arena

1 comment:

  1. Looks like Obama strikes again bringing bad luck to Michigan...


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