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USS Carl Vinson inspires list of unusual venues

Updated: November 11, 2011, 2:25 PM ET
By Cam Martin

Michigan State and No. 1 North Carolina will meet Friday night in the inaugural Carrier Classic (7 p.m. ET on ESPN) on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego Bay, probably the coolest setting for a basketball game since James Naismith hung his first peach basket. Where does this rank among the coolest and most unique sports settings? Here's our top five:

5. Grand Central Terminal: It's the setting for the annual Tournament of Champions squash competition. New ...

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