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Thursday, May 12, 2011

MSU game could be played on same carrier used in bin Laden burial

Next season’s aircraft carrier game between Michigan State and North Carolina, the two teams paired in the 2009 NCAA championship game at Detroit’s Ford Field, was already a notable matchup, but could gain added notoriety if a particular vessel is available for the game.
Why would they choose to play on that particular vessel? The game is scheduled on Veteran’s Day.

The USS Carl Vinson, the same ship used in the sea burial of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden nearly two weeks ago, is one of the two carriers that could be used for the historic game, according to Yahoo! Sports.

If you can’t snag one of the 7,000 seats onboard, which are reserved for military and big wigs, you can watch the game like everyone else on ESPN.


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