Navy Preps Historic Veterans Day Hoops Game On USS Carl Vinson - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Navy Preps Historic Veterans Day Hoops Game On USS Carl Vinson

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MSNBC.COM - As long as the rain stays away from the Carrier Classic on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on Friday afternoon, coaches Tom Izzo of Michigan State and Roy Williams of No. 1 North Carolina are confident their teams will put on a great Veterans Day show for the approximately 7,000 in the crowd, including the nation's basketball-fan-in-chief, President Barack Obama, plus a national TV audience.

Izzo and Williams said they and their players were blown away when they boarded the nuclear-powered carrier, which stretches 1,092 feet, weighs 95,000 tons and has four steam catapults that can accelerate a jet fighter from 0 to 165 mph in just more than two seconds.  Click here to read more

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