Originally published September 9, 2011 at 03:16p.m., updated September 9, 2011 at 03:40p.m.
Three-time national champion Connecticut has signed a deal with the Morale Entertainment Foundation to play in the second edition of the Carrier Classic basketball game in 2012 aboard an aircraft carrier on San Diego Bay.
Coach Jim Calhoun and UConn President Susan Herbst say it's an honor to be picked for the game. Mike Whalen, director of the Morale Entertainment Foundation, says UConn's opponent could be Kansas, Texas, Florida, Arizona or Illinois.
KU officials, however, quickly tamped that rumor down and said the Jayhawks would not be participating.
The inaugural Carrier Classic will be played on Nov. 11 — Veterans Day — between North Carolina and Michigan State on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson at North Island Naval Air Station, across the bay from downtown San Diego.
It will be the first NCAA hoops game on an active flat top.