Syracuse, San Diego State confirm Battle on the Midway game

Syracuse G Brandon Triche shoots against Uconn
Syracuse G Brandon Triche shoots against Uconn

It turns out that San Diego State and Syracuse will play on the USS Midway after all.

After a report in Thursday’s San Diego Union Tribune said the Battle on the Midway game between SDSU and the Orange may be canceled because of lack of sponsorship, the two schools and Fox Sports San Diego said in a release the game would still be played.

“We continue to look forward and are truly excited about the upcoming opportunity for our team to play on The Midway in our honor of our U.S. service people,” said Syracuse Director of Athletics Dr. Daryl Gross. “We believe the event will be special and respectful.”

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The game will be played on Friday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. PST and will be televised nationally by FOX Sports Net.

“FOX Sports San Diego is committed to ensuring the game takes place as scheduled,” said Henry S. Ford, Sr. Vice President and General Manager. “We’re happy to work with San Diego State and Syracuse to make Battle on the Midway a first-class event here in San Diego and an outstanding telecast to our national audiences.”

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