When Duke, Kansas, Michigan State and Kentucky all take center stage at the Champions Classic, elite freshmen will be featured. As Dana O'Neil writes, it's another reason why we should honor Jan. 8, 1972.
For the teams and a select number of lucky fans, the Carrier Classic will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. But what about the men and women who live on the USS Carl Vinson? What do they make of the whole thing?
After an unprecedented event like the Carrier Classic, the final score was almost a footnote. The military men and women in the stands -- and the jerseys that honored them -- were the stars of the show.