Tag Archives | USS Carl Vinson

Battleship! – A Different Approach to the Quicken Loan Carrier Classic

In honor of Veterans Day, and as a result of never growing out of our childhood passion for the iconic game Battleship, my fellow copy writer Eric Mally and I will pick our starting five battleships, one SUB-marine, and one player from Michigan State University or University of North Carolina to be the honorary Admiral […]

2011 Quicken Loans Carrier Classic: Time Lapse Transformation Video!

  It’s Veterans Day, a time to thank and honor military veterans around the world! Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11 every year because it’s the anniversary day of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. The German signing of the Armistice formally ended most of the major hostilities of World […]

MSU and UNC will Play the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic, Rain or Shine!

If rain is in the forecast for San Diego around game time (7:00 PM ET), the 2009 NCAA national championship rematch will be played in the USS Carl Vinson’s hangar bay. The hangar bay is a gigantic space below the flight deck where helicopters and planes are usually stored.

Construction Begins on the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic Basketball Court

Bright and early Tuesday, November 1st, the construction team made their way down to the USS Carl Vinson,docked in San Diego Bay at North Island, ready to start work on building the court for the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic.

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic Trophy Officially Unveiled

On November 4th, the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic trophy was officially unveiled for the public, and like we had all imagined, it is a thing of beauty.

Associated Press Names University of North Carolina #1

After returning all five starters from last season, the Associated Press named the University of North Carolina number 1 in the men’s preseason Top 25. This is the third time in the last five seasons that the Tar Heels have been awarded the top spot in the AP Top 25.

Timelapse Video of USS Carl Vinson Flight Deck

Timelapse video of USS Carl Vinson flight deck

Quicken Loans Carrier Classic Mention on DVIDS.Net

We came across this great video from DVIDS that highlights the 2011 Quicken Loans Carrier Classic and the USS Carl Vinson.

USS Carl Vinson Sailors Prep For The 2011 Quicken Loans Carrier Classic

MSU and UNC have nothing on USS Carl Vinson Sailors-check out their hoop skills as they get ready for the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic

Same Game, Different Place: A Look Back at Sporting Events Played at Unique Venues

Looking back 40 years, it seems that Astronaut Alan Shepard opened Pandora’s ”sports” Box when NASA cameras caught him hitting golf balls with his six iron on the Moon in 1971.


Neither the Department of the Navy nor the Department of Defense endorses the products or services of these sponsors.