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Navy signs deal for aircraft carrier hoops game

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Officials with the Navy and the Morale Entertainment Foundation say they have signed an agreement for 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, say the game on 11-11-11 on San Diego Bay will be played without cost to the taxpayers, without operational issues that would adversely affect the Navy and will be a celebration of service to all veterans.

The Carl Vinson was used to bury Osama bin Laden at sea after he was killed by Navy SEALs in May.

 

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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