OT: MSU trying to play bball on aircraft carrier?

Submitted by LumberJack on March 27th, 2010 at 4:57 PM

Gotta give credit where credit is due. Little Brother's AD is trying to organize a college basketball game to take place on board an aircraft carrier on Veterans Day. What. a. sweet. idea.

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March 27th, 2010 at 7:32 PM ^

They've been floating this idea (no pun intended) for a few years. If there's a cheap publicity stunt to be made, Izzo's all over it.


March 28th, 2010 at 2:50 AM ^

I don't know how this would be possible on a carrier. The flight deck non skid would be pretty tough to work with to lay down a floor. Does anyone know of any other decommissioned carriers that are moored other than the Yorktown in Charleston, SC? Regardless, would anyone really watch this? I wouldn't even turn it on.


March 28th, 2010 at 10:58 AM ^

i've never been on an aircraft carrier, and i know they're freaking huge and therefore have quite a bit of inertia, but wouldn't you expect at least some pitch and roll from wave action, even when moored? wouldn't that mess up a sporting event?


March 28th, 2010 at 3:38 PM ^

...not in Jacksonville. When she was decommissioned she was homeported at Naval Station Mayport (adjacent to Jacksonville), but she now is berthed at the NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is available for donation as a museum and memorial to a qualified organization via the NAVSEA Museum Ship porgram and various cities are developing proposals for such a museum. I resisted clicking on this Freep link for the longest time until I couldn't resist checking where they thought this game would be held. November in Philly is obviously not going to work. Neither is Boston, one of the cities considering a bid for the ship. The chance this ship will be in Jacksonville in the near future is, in a word, remote.

Chalk this one up as some promotor's pipe dream.