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Watching North Carolina and Michigan State playing on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson last season was one of the coolest moments in my college basketball watching history. And I was sitting in front of a TV. Four aircraft carrier games headline the college hoops opening weekend schedule including the Ohio State Buckeyes and Marquette Golden Eagles playing on the USS Yorktown off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. For OSU starting point guard Aaron Craft and his family, Friday’s game holds extra special meaning.
Not only will Aaron play on that ship but so will his younger sister, Cait. She is currently a freshman guard on the Buckeyes’ women’s team who will battle Notre Dame prior to the men’s game.
“It’s going to be lots of fun,” Craft told me at the Big Ten’s Media Day in Chicago. “It’s definitely a once in a lifetime experience. It’s going to be awesome.”
It is also going to be extremely meaningful for the Craft family since Aaron’s older brother Brandon serves i
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A construction project that was to build a new practice gym for Ohio State's men's and women's basketball teams, expand the locker rooms and weight room and add a rehab and exercise pool is behind schedule and over budget.
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