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2012 Carrier Classic on Yorktown to be nationally televised

Michigan State and UNC face off in the 2011 Carrier Classic in San Diego. (Source: www.quickenloanscarrierclassic.com) Michigan State and UNC face off in the 2011 Carrier Classic in San Diego. (Source: www.quickenloanscarrierclassic.com)
Onboard the USS Yorktown where two basketball games are scheduled to be played on Nov. 9. Onboard the USS Yorktown where two basketball games are scheduled to be played on Nov. 9.
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

College basketball will be played onboard the USS Yorktown at the 2012 Carrier Classic which is just over a month away.

Tournament officials have been working around the clock working on everything from seat arrangements to actually transforming the flight deck into a basketball court.

They hope to make room for about 4,000 spectators, half of them veterans with the Wounded Warrior Program and active duty military.

"We've got an event here that highlights the men and women of our military who do the hard work of protecting freedom every day of their lives," said Bill Anderson, senior advisor for Morale Entertainment. "We hope to use this event to thank everyone past, present and future for what they've done for this country and freedom around the world."

Two games are scheduled for the big day. The men's game will feature Ohio State versus Marquette and the women's game will be Ohio State versus Notre Dame.  Organizers said Monday the men's game between Ohio State and Marquette will be aired live on the network at 7 p.m. Nov. 9.

The women's game between Ohio State and last year's national runner-up Notre Dame will be shown in a delayed telecast at 11 p.m.

The organizers say this year's Carrier Classic is going to be like no other.

"The deciding factor to move it to Charleston and the Yorktown is this piece of equipment is here all the time," Anderson said. "We can build for years and years to come on the same venue which makes it an intriguing opportunity of the event and for the City of Charleston." 

The games are scheduled to be played on Nov. 9. 

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