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Report: Ohio State Set To Tip Off Basketball Seasons On Aircraft Carrier

By DARYL RUITER, 92.3 The Fan
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Michigan State and North Carolina played in the first ever "Carrier Classic" on board the USS Carl Vinson  in 2011 / (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Michigan State and North Carolina played in the first ever “Carrier Classic” on board the USS Carl Vinson in 2011 / (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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COLUMBUS (92.3 The Fan) - The Ohio State men’s and women’s basketball teams have been selected for the second “Carrier Classic” to open their season’s later this year the Columbus Dispatch reports.

The men’s team would play Marquette and the women’s team would play Notre Dame.

The paper reports that the games are scheduled for Nov. 9.

Last year, Michigan State and North Carolina met aboard the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego and the event was a hit.

ESPN would televise both games which will reportedly be played aboard the USS Yorktown in Charleston, South Carolina.

Ohio State’s men’s team was originally scheduled to open the season at home Nov. 9 against Albany as part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament but the game is expected to be moved to Nov. 11.

The Dispatch reports that the final details, including the contract, for the event are being finalized and an announcement is expected within a few weeks.

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