Posted November 10, 2011 on
The Tar Heels tip-off the much anticipated 2011-12 season on Friday under unique circumstances -- outdoors on an aircraft carrier -- against Michigan State. The game is set for 7 p.m. in San Diego on ESPN.

VIDEO: USS Carl Vinson's Flight Deck TURN INTO Basketball Court For Carrier Classic

Friday, North Carolina and the Michigan State will MAKE HISTORY, as they'll play their college basketball game on board the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson.Remember that this is the same ship that severed in the mission to lay to rest terrorist Osama bin Laden back in May.Check out, in the video above, how the ship was turned into a mini-college basketball venue.The game...

Tarheels top Spartans 67-55, Honor Troops in San Diego

The road to the Final Four began on the water this year. And, as expected, the blue & white camouflage jerseys were dominate over the green & white camouflage jerseys – especially for a stretch – on the scoreboard. As the sun set and the clouds began to color over with reds and yellows, the Tarheels pulled away from the Spartans and North Carolina continued its recent...

Field Hockey. Meet the Spartans: Rachel Roberts

The Michigan State field hockey team will feature a freshman student-athlete every week this fall in attempt to "Meet the Spartans". This week freshman Rachel Roberts (Brussels, Belgium) sat down with to answer some questions about majoring in criminal justice and her experience so far at MSU.

Ticker: James Jahnke: Hollis: Magic donated $1M to Spartans

Magic Johnson, Michigan State's honorary captain at the Carrier Classic, has donated $1 million to the athletic department. He made the announcement at a team breakfast Friday. This is Johnson's first major donation to the school. Athletic director Mark Hollis didn't have immediate plans for the money.

Michigan State signs three during opening day of basketball's early signing period

Valentine, Costello, Kaminski all sign with Spartans after committing long ago, while prize recruit Gary Harris remains uncommitted.

Top-ranked North Carolina tops Michigan State in Carrier Classic

With President Barack Obama watching from midcourt, No. 1 North Carolina beat Michigan State 67-55 on Friday night in the Carrier Classic on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson.

Michigan State University looks to donors to secure blood drive win over Penn State

Michigan State fans can show their Spartan spirit and help MSU win the MSU-PSU Blood Challenge by donating blood.

Gallery: The USS Carl Vinson Basketball Court for Michigan State vs. North Carolina

Wow. This is wild. Michigan State and North Carolina are going to tip off tonight in the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic. The game is going to be played on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson Aircraft Carrier. This is pretty amazing. I was wondering how they were going to pull off the logistics of this, but as you can see in the photo gallery the pictures look great. I’m assuming...

U.N.C. and Michigan State Tip-Off on an Aircraft Carrier

In what was “Top Gun” mixed with March Madness (in November) combined with Veteran’s Day, North Carolina and Michigan State played basketball on an aircraft carrier.

How We See It - Iowa - MSU

Saturday will find Mark Dantonio and his Michigan State Spartans looking for another first under his tenure. A win over Iowa on the road keeps the Spartans at the top of the Legends Division going into the final two weeks of the season; a loss gives Iowa, Michigan, and Nebraska a second chance to head to Indy for the Big Ten Championship game. How do we see it?

Daily list: Celebrating No. 11

In honor of Michigan State's Carrier Classic game today, on 11/11/11, some memorable athletes who wore No. 11:

Coach Wilson Discusses Bye Week

The Indiana football team is off this week. IU returns to action at Michigan State on Saturday, Nov. 19.
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