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Carrier Classic set for USS Carl Vinson

Updated: July 22, 2011, 4:04 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The Navy has given final approval for the Morale Entertainment Foundation to stage the Carrier Classic basketball game between North Carolina and Michigan State on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on Veterans Day.

It will be the first NCAA hoops game on an active flat top.

Rear Admiral Dennis Moynihan, the Navy's chief spokesman, and Mike Whalen, director of the Morale Entertainment Foundation, said the game on 11-11-11 on San Diego Bay will be played without cost ...

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