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Spartans, UNC to play on an aircraft carrier

By Reporter

Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, April 13 2011 12:11 a.m. MDT

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Sports Commission has confirmed that Michigan State and North Carolina will play in the Carrier Classic on Veterans Day, the first NCAA basketball game to be played aboard an aircraft carrier.

The commission, working with Morale Entertainment Foundation, says it has received written commitments from the two schools and that approval from the U.S. Navy is expected soon.

Organizers haven't announced which aircraft carrier will host the Nov. 11 game.

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