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  1. 3-point shot: Camouflage jerseys for Nov. 9

    Andy Katz

    1. Nike has special camouflage jerseys for the eight teams participating in the military-themed games on Nov. 9 just like it did last year for Michigan State and North Carolina in the Carrier Classic in San Diego. Michigan State's Draymond Green made...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  2. 3-point shot: Value beyond the games

    Andy Katz

    1. The inaugural Carrier Classic last November was one of the coolest events I've covered the past 22 years. Everything about it was unique: an outdoor game, on the deck of an active carrier, the historical significance as being the ship that dealt w...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  3. Florida Gators to play Georgetown Hoyas on U.S. naval ship

    Andy Katz

    Florida will play Georgetown on a ship off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 9.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2012
  4. Random thoughts from first full week of the season -- college bas...

    Andy Katz

    The Carrier Classic on opening weekend created memories. But this past week may have been forgetful for a number of teams, yet season-changing for others. Here's a look at some notables from the first full week of college hoops: • The playe...

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  5. 20 questions for the Tip-Off Marathon -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    Andy Katz has 20 questions to ponder as the fourth annual Tip-Off Marathon gets underway on ESPN.

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  6. 20 questions for the Tip-Off Marathon -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    Andy Katz has 20 questions to ponder as the fourth annual Tip-Off Marathon gets underway on ESPN.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  7. Michigan State wins boards, but not game

    Andy Katz

    SAN DIEGO -- After an event aboard the USS Carl Vinson that will be a lifetime memory, the Michigan State basketball team found that its identity mirrored in some small way the servicemen and women it entertained Friday night. The Spartans will ha...

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  8. Izzo embraces Carrier Classic challenge

    Andy Katz

    SAN DIEGO -- Tom Izzo grew up in Iron Mountain, in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Toughness is apparently part of the terrain. And no challenge for Izzo seems to be enough. That's why it should come as no surprise that Izzo and his trusted fr...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  9. Rain won't force Carrier Classic below deck

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: For Dana O'Neil's game preview, click here. Also, check out a historic photo gallery of basketball being played on aircraft carriers for decades, including a WWII-era shot of a future President. SAN DIEGO -- A number of sailors, som...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  10. 3-point shot: Classic below deck?

    Andy Katz

    1. Organizers for the Carrier Classic and the U.S. Navy will make a Thursday night call if the North Carolina-Michigan State game has to be moved to the hanger below the top deck due to weather. The forecast for Friday in San Diego calls for a high o...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  11. With Carrier Classic and Champions Classic, college basketball wi...

    Andy Katz

    Tickets go on sale this week for the Champions Classic and it likely won't take long to sell out November's mega-event at Madison Square Garden. The Carrier Classic on 11-11-11, with top-ranked North Carolina playing Michigan State on the USS Carl V...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2011
  12. Preparation continues for Carrier Classic between the North Carol...

    Andy Katz

    Putting a basketball game on an aircraft carrier sounds like a cool event, something unique to punctuate the start of the college basketball season. But this is much more than a gimmick on 11-11-11 -- much more than merely a game to showcase top-ran...

    Blog | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  13. Game-by-game look at ESPN's Tip-Off Marathon -- college basketbal...

    Andy Katz

    College basketball has an unofficial blockbuster tipoff for the first time with the Carrier Classic between projected No. 1 North Carolina and perennial national contender Michigan State on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson on Nov. 11. The follow-up t...

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2011