SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego organization called Syndicus Entertainment and the San Diego Sports Commission announced Friday they plan to hold a college basketball contest aboard the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum.
The event came about after Morale Entertainment, which put on last fall's game between North Carolina and Michigan State aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, announced it was going to host this year's edition on the East Coast. The promoter said the Navy indicated no active aircraft carrier would be available in San Diego this fall.
The joint statement from Syndicus and the sports commission said the participating teams for the Nov. 9 game will be announced shortly after the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament. The "Battle on the Midway" will begin at 4 p.m. and be nationally televised, the statement said.
It has been widely reported that the organizers of the event on the Midway had their eyes on San Diego State. Georgetown has been invited as the opponent, but officials of that school have not decided whether to take part, according to U-T San Diego.
Morale Entertainment has also invited the Aztecs for its game to play Connecticut, but SDSU officials have not announced whether they will accept.
One of the organizers, former NFL and San Diego Chargers executive Jim Steeg, will put together a multi-day fan experience event surrounding the game.
Also, the foundation of San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito -- a San Diego native -- will host a nationally televised concert and gala, according to the statement. Proceeds will benefit the foundation, Strikeouts for Troops.
In San Diego, the "Great American Eclipse" will have maximum visibility at 10:23 a.m. Monday, August 21. Southern California residents will have about 60 percent darkness at that time.
With just a week to go, many people across the U.S. are buzzing about the "Great American Eclipse."
Hundreds of people rallying against illegal immigration and counter-protesters opposing their stance were squaring off today along the shore at Broadway and Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center and other social justice groups held a rally against hate in response to the Alt-Right rallies held across the country in recent days.
A whale watching boat spotted a whale four miles off the coast of Point Loma entangled in fishing line.
A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to be about average over the next week throughout San Diego County with the warmest temperatures in that period expected over the weekend.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during tomorrow's solar eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.