Report: SDSU-Syracuse aircraft carrier game may be canceled

A lack of a sponsor may lead to Syracuse’s game with San Diego State aboard the USS Midway being canceled, according to a report from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The teams were originally set to kick off the college basketball season on the aircraft carrier on Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. and it was scheduled to be televised by on Fox Sports. But the game has not landed a sponsor and several events preceding the game have already been canceled, according to the report.

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The teams could change venues to the 14,000-seat Valley View Casino Center (formerly San Diego Sports Arena), but the report said it would seem unlikely that Syracuse, which “rarely leaves New York during the nonconference season” would play in what would amount to an away game, according to the report.

An final announcement is expected in the next few days. Syracuse University officials had no comment on the possible cancellation.

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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