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  1. Aircraft carrier games appear to be kaput

    Eamonn Brennan

    It was a grand idea, and for one night, it lived up to the dream. The first-ever Carrier Classic managed to be all things at once -- simultaneously a somber, Presidential-level celebration of America's armed forces and a quirky, eyeball-attracting...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  2. Cowboys Stadium event no longer in works

    Eamonn Brennan

    Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has had some pretty bold and creative ideas about the start of the college basketball season in recent years. He spearheaded the Carrier Classic. He conceived and executed us this year's excellent Veterans...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  3. Mark Hollis not deterred by early criticism

    Eamonn Brennan

    Of course he isn't. He's Mark Hollis. In the past five years, when the Michigan State athletic director has an idea, no matter how farfetched that idea is, he usually sees it through to fruition. The Carrier Classic, the Germany army base game, et...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  4. MSU, UConn organize another major event

    Eamonn Brennan

    The dead-November era in college basketball is officially over. Last year gave us the Champions Classic (a four-team rotating tournament featuring Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State) and the season-opening Carrier Classic (the aircraft carrier...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  5. Naval ship games now officially a trend

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Wednesday night, I was midway through NBATV's tremendous documentary "The Dream Team" when the subject of the film changed from team camaraderie and overwhelming success to a discussion of the brief media backlash at the time from those who believ...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  6. Spartans hope to honor landmark game

    Eamonn Brennan

    Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis' most recent scheduling accomplishment -- the 2011-12 season-opening Carrier Classic game between Michigan State and North Carolina, the photos of which remain incredible -- cemented Hollis's reputation as...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  7. Weekend's non-Carrier action good, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    Today is the big day: The Carrier Classic. It's exciting. It's fun. It's going to be one of the better spectacles in college hoops history. But for various reasons I discussed on the podcast yesterday, it not be the best-played basketball game of all...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  8. UNC prepares for strange carrier conditions

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tuesday, in front of a gaggle of reporters, Kendall Marshall was in the middle of a typical athlete-speak cliche when he caught himself and stopped. The question: How would UNC adjust if the forecasters projecting rain prove prescient? "You know, ...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  9. Carrier Classic court begins to take shape

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Friday, you'll eschew your usual gold-bottle-filled Friday routine (because you stunt like that) and stay in for each of the 126 games on TV, including and up to the big one: The Carrier Classic, North Carolina-Michigan State, on the USS Carl Vins...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  10. Carrier Classic trophy no Stanley Cup

    Eamonn Brennan

    I'm with Mr. Norlander -- the Carrier Classic probably didn't need an accompanying trophy. It's just one game, you know? And it's not even really about who wins. It's more about giving the armed services members in the audience some token of our civi...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  11. Carrier prepares for hoops transformation

    Eamonn Brennan

    By now, we know how the actual Carrier Classic setup will look. You can see it right here. It looks about how you'd imagine: It's a gigantic warship with a makeshift set of bleachers, a small building adjacent to the "arena," a Jumbotron, and a court...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  12. Carrier Classic jerseys go camo

    Eamonn Brennan

    The San Diego Padres are the gold standard in the camouflage-jersey genre. In fact, they may be the only standard. But they'll get some local competition from Michigan State and North Carolina in November, as both teams don camouflage versions of the...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  13. B1G/ACC Challenge matchups announced

    Eamonn Brennan

    These days, college basketball has a flurry of early season events; it's not just Maui anymore. There are aircraft carriers and U.S. Army bases and the Champions Classic and the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon and the Battle 4 Atlantis and whatever else Michig...

    Blog | May 08, 2013