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Alaska Anchorage To Host ESPN Armed Forces Classic
The ESPN Armed Forces Classic will be hsoted by Alaska Anchorage in conjunction with Joint Base Elemdorf-Richardson.
The ESPN Armed Forces Classic will be hsoted by Alaska Anchorage in conjunction with Joint Base Elemdorf-Richardson.

Friday, March 22, 2019
by Alaska Anchorage Athletic Communications

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - After a one-year absence, Division I basketball is returning to the Alaska Arilines Center.

The eighth annual Armed Forces Classic will be staged at the Alaska Airlines Center on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in Anchorage on Friday, Nov. 8 in a partnership with Joint Base Elemdorf-Richardson.

The men’s college basketball doubleheader will be a part of ESPN’s Veterans Week initiative, and will pit two Division I teams against each other, Baylor against Washington, while Alaska Anchorage will play the NCAA Division III Coast Guard Academy. Both games will air on ESPN.

Previous Armed Forces Classic games have been played from Ramstein, Germany in 2012 (Connecticut vs. Michigan State), Pyongtaek, South Korea in 2013 (Georgetown vs. Oregon), Aguadilla, Puerto Rico in 2014 (Louisville vs. Minnesota), Honolulu, Hawaii in 2016 (Arizona vs. Michigan State & Indiana vs. Kansas), Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany in 2017 (Texas A&M vs. West Virginia) and Fort Bliss, Texas in 2018 (Texas vs. Arkansas).

The games will be televised on ESPN as part of the network’s America’s Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans initiative honoring the men and women who are serving and who have served in the United States military, both at home and abroad.

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