Carrier Classic: UNC Downs Michigan State On The USS Carl Vinson, 67-55

North Carolina opened the season with a win over Michigan State, but the story was the location: The flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson. For more on the game, visit Michigan State blog The Only Colors and North Carolina blog Carolina March.

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UNC Vs. Michigan State Uniforms

The University of North Carolina Tar Heels and Michigan State Spartans will play one of the most unique games in college basketball history on Friday night as the two teams face off in the Carrier Classic. Since it will be the first-ever college basketball game aboard a United States Navy Aircraft Carrier - The USS Carl Vinson -- the teams will add to the patriotic nature of the Veteran's Day game with special camouflage uniforms.

The Michigan State uniforms have been given much better reviews than the Tar Heels jerseys, but when looking at the two together, it actually seems like a pretty neat tribute to the armed forces as the college basketball teams play on the aircraft carrier.


For what it's worth, both of the team's head coaches also seem to be fans of the uniforms with Roy Williams particularly enjoying the fact that "U.S.A." will replace last names on the back of their jerseys.

For more on this game, Tar Heels fans should visit Carolina March while Spartans fans should join The Only Colors and SB Nation Detroit. Be sure to stay tuned to our Carrier Classic StoryStream for everything else taking place around this historic game.

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