2012 Carrier Classic announced: Ohio State vs Marquette

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Both the Ohio State men’s and women’s college basketball teams will play in the 2012 Carrier Classic Nov. 9, 2012 in Charleston, S.C.

The event is a doubleheader pitting the Ohio State women’s team against NCAA runner-up Notre Dame and the men’s teams of Marquette, who advanced to the Sweet 16 last season, and Final Four participant Ohio State. It will be played on the USS Yorktown, a museum ship at the Patriots Point historical complex in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., in Charleston Harbor.

The 2011 Carrier Classic attracted United States President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to the U.S.S. Carl Vinson (the ship that buried Osama Bin Laden at sea. The 2012 Carrier Classic will again focus attention on America’s veterans and members of the armed services, while raising money for organizations that support them.

The 2012 beneficiaries are the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and Museum and the Wounded Warrior Project.

The USS Yorktown, the host ship for the 2012 event, is the home of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Yorktown served in World War II and Vietnam, and it was also the ship that recovered the Apollo 8 spacecraft.

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