According to a report from CBS Sports, the Georgetown Hoyas and San Diego State Aztecs have been invited to play in the "Battle on the Midway", a game to be held on the USS Midway on November 9th, 2012 to kick off Veterans Day weekend and the 2012-13 season.
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According to the report:
It will be a different flat top and different teams than last November, when North Carolina beat Michigan State in the Carrier Classic on the USS Carl Vinson, with President Barack Obama watching from courtside.
Syndicus Entertainment, in partnership with the San Diego Sports Commission, announced plans Friday for the Battle on the Midway on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum. The Midway has been berthed on San Diego Bay since 2004.
San Diego State and Georgetown are among the teams that have been invited. An announcement confirming the participants isn't expected until after the NCAA tournament.
The Battle on the Midway will be produced by a different group than the one that ran the Carrier Classic. Morale Entertainment Foundation announced last month that it will move the Carrier Classic out of San Diego for 2012 because no active Navy ship was available. That game appears to be headed for the USS Yorktown museum in Charleston, S.C.
The game time is already announced as a 7 p.m. ET tip and it will be broadcast nationally, which likely means on ESPN. San Diego State, which will be immersing itself in Big East football starting in 2013, will be loaded next season and will likely carry a top 20 ranking into the contest. For all things San Diego State, check out Mountain West Connection.
In addition to the Battle on the Midway, Georgetown will be playing in the Legends Classic in Brooklyn which features Indiana, UCLA, and Georgia.
Ironically, the Hoyas could have played San Diego State this weekend for a berth in the Sweet Sixteen had the Aztecs not been drilled by N.C. State.
Also, I hate N.C. State.