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Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Ohio State Buckeyes: Top women's basketball programs face off in 2012 Carrier Classic

The second annual Carrier Classic will feature a matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Ohio State Buckeyes women's basketball teams on Friday at 4 p.m. EDT on NBC Sports Network. Not only does the game help raise the profile of women's basketball, but also the critical role of women in the military. For more information on the game, visit the official Carrier Classic website.

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2013 Carrier Classic to return to USS Yorktown

Despite a somewhat ragged women's basketball game and a cancelled men's game this past weekend, the Carrier Classic will return to the USS Yorktown in 2013, according to the AP.

There were no complications earlier Friday when Notre Dame women defeated Ohio State 57-51 in a Top 25 matchup on the carrier's converted flight deck.

Whalen said the format would remain the same with both a women's and a men's game.

"There are a lot of women in the military, a lot of women veterans," he said. "It's important that we do this."

Condensation on the court led to the cancellation of the men's basketball game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Marquette Golden Eagles, as described previously by Luke Zimmerman of SB Nation's Ohio State site Land Grant Holy Land. As Zimmerman suggested, it was probably reasonable to assume that the cancelled men's game would have an impact on the decision to hold another event on the USS Yorktown.

The next big question: who will play? According to organizer Mike Whalen, 10 schools have already expressed interest in participating since Saturday.

For more on this year's game, visit our 2012 Carrier Classic storystream.

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Notre Dame's rebounding helps win Carrier Classic

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 57-51 in a somewhat ragged women's basketball game in the 2012 Carrier Classic.

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Carrier Classic Photos: The USS Yorktown's court

Spalding has provided Swish Appeal with a couple of photos from the court on the USS Yorktown in advance of the 2012 Carrier Classic, which will feature a women's basketball game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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The game will take place in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina and the bridge in the background is the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge, which opened in 2005.

The game will be televised on NBC Sports Network today at 11 p.m. EDT on the NBC Sports Network.

For more on the game, visit our storystream for the 2012 Carrier Classic.

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Diggins, Hill headline 2012 Carrier Classic

The second annual Carrier Classic will feature a matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Ohio State Buckeyes women's basketball teams on Friday at 4 p.m. EDT on NBC Sports Network. Not only does the game help raise the profile of women's basketball - while showcasing a couple of top 2013 WNBA draft prospects - but also the critical role of women in the military. For more information on the game, visit the official Carrier Classic website.

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Ohio State to wear camo jerseys in Carrier Classic

As part of this year's Carrier Classic, the Ohio State Buckeyes will face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on the USS Yorktown in honor of Military Appreciation Day on November 9 as described by Luke Zimmerman of SB Nation's Ohio State site Land-Grant Holy Land.

The Ohio State women's basketball team will also be participating taking on the always tough Notre Dame Lady Irish just before. The Buckeyes women's hoops' teams head coach, Jim Foster, happens to be an Army veteran.

The uniforms - which you can see by checking out the post at Land-Grant Holy Land - were designed by Nike and, according to Shay M. of Stack.com, "...stem from the brand's HyperElite line, consisting mostly of polyester from recycled plastic bottles and featuring the Army Combat Uniform (ACU) pattern."

Michigan State's men's basketball team, which participated in last year's Carrier Classic, will also have a green and white camouflage jersey while participating in the Armed Forces Classic.

In other news, the Michigan Wolverines remain the Leaders and the Best.

For more on the story, check out SBN's Land-Grant Holy Land.

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