In the news: All about the Carrier Classic

The UNC Tar Heels and Michigan State Spartans will kick off the 2011-2012 basketball season Friday at 7 p.m ET with the first ever Carrier Classic. The teams will play in San Diego on the USS Carl Vinson, an aircraft carrier.

Carolina Clubs around the world—from Seattle to Shanghai to New Zealand—are holding game-viewing parties for the Carrier Classic. Check out the UNC General Alumni Association website to find one near you.

Check out more information and coverage of the Carrier Classic below.

CBS Sports:

  • Hear coaches Roy Williams and Tom Izzo talk about the Carrier Classic.
  • Watch these preview interviews with U.S. Navy Admiral Dennis Moynihan, ESPN Commentator Jay Bilas, Quicken Loans President Jay Farmer, and coaches Tom Izzo and Roy Williams.
  • This time-lapse video shows the transformation from flight deck to basketball court.

ESPN:

USA TODAY:

  • Check out this infographic, which shows how the USS Carl Vinson will look on game day.

TarHeelBlue.com:

  • Watch the Tar Heels tour the ship where they will play Friday.

The Weather Channel:

  • Track San Diego’s weather here.

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