North Carolina and Michigan State want to play a non-conference basketball game next year, which is interesting but not all that big a deal. What is slightly more interesting is where they want to play that basketball game: On an aircraft carrier.â†µ
Michigan State says "An announcement is forthcoming," while UNC officials are being slightly more reserved, saying "it could very well happen." Caution is understandable, given the hurdles to holding a basketball game on an aircraft carrier. ("Really, guys, if the ball is going out of bounds, just let it go.")â†µ
The plan also calls for "two service academies" to play a second game. Which raises the question: if Navy plays in that one, does it count as a home game?