Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ebay Item of the Week: The Real Carrier Classic

Photo: Mark Terrill, AP

Years before someone decided to throw a basketball court on an aircraft carrier and call it the "Carrier Classic," the Orangemen used to host a tournament dubbed "Carrier Classic."  Besides a loss to Magic Johnson's Michigan State squad, and a random loss to Eastern Michigan that I attended with the Russianator back in '96, the Orange annually cleaned up in claiming the Carrier Classic title.

And here's proof:  the 1989 Carrier Classic program featuring our beloved DC.

The Sherm to DC alley-ooop, it never gets old:



Neither does a DC to Owens to Dave Johnson alley oop against Duke in the now defunct Big East-ACC Challenge:




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