Image by U.S. Navy The University of North Carolina basketball team practices in the basketball arena on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. Carl Vinson is hosting Michigan State University and the University of North Carolina for the inaugural Quicken Loans Carrier Classic basketball game on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2011.
The World War II-era aircraft carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point may well see one of its busiest days since decommission as groups brings a basketball tournament to the carrier's deck.
Officials working with Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum are bringing the Carrier Classic mens basketball competition to the Charleston-docked carrier on November 9 for the Veteran's Day weekend.
This year’s Carrier Classic will again benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and The Wounded Warrior Project, and adds The Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
We know that for the men's game Ohio State will play Marquette and for the women's Ohio State will play Notre Dame — however the ticket price remains a mystery.
Many tickets will go to military personnel and veterans for free, everyone else may have to shell out $500 a pop.
Coverage of the November 9 game is slated to begin at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.
The men’s game between Marquette and Ohio State will tip-off live at 7:08 p.m. and the women’s game between Notre Dame and Ohio State will air at 11 p.m.
Tickets are expected to be quite hard to come by, but you can call 770-565-6995 for details.
It's sounding like the company conducting the event, Morale Entertainment, and Patriots Point are enjoying working together, perhaps conducting the tournament in Charleston for years to come.