Ducks and Hoyas To Battle in South Korea

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Kevin Cline

The 2013 Armed Forces Classic will be played at the United States Army base, Camp Humphreys, in South Korea on Friday, November 8. This second installment of the men’s basketball Classic will feature Georgetown University against the University of Oregon. The match-up is part of ESPN’s Veteran’s Week initiative honoring the men and women of the United States military, both active and no longer serving.

The Army’s three-story, 110,000 square foot Humphreys Community Fitness Center will house the event on one of its three full-sized basketball courts. While at Camp Humphreys, both programs will participate in a handful of activities surrounding the game, including serving the troops at a dining facility, conducting youth clinics for families of the troops, holding open practices and touring the base.

South Korea may be a bit out of range for Oregon's "Pit Crew." Then again, stranger things have happened.

Kevin Cline

South Korea may be a bit out of range for Oregon’s “Pit Crew.” Then again, stranger things have happened.

The Hoyas finished last season with a 25-7 record, won a share of the Big East regular-season championship and earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship tournament. The Ducks posted an impressive 28-9 record overall, winning the Pac-12 Championship outright. Oregon made a run in the NCAA tournament before being knocked out in the Sweet 16 by eventual champion Louisville.

The Armed Forces Classic is a series of Division I college men’s basketball games that will be played on U.S. military facilities worldwide over a five-year rotation. There will be one game featured per branch of service at different military installations — a tradition which began last year at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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Michael Carnow

Michael Carnow

Michael is a long time sports fanatic from San Diego, California. He has written for a several sports blogs including the Oregon Men’s Club Lacrosse team. In high school, Michael played football and lacrosse for four years, which fueled his passion for the sports world. Admittedly, Michael is only recently became a Duck fan after years of cheering on USC but like Pete Carroll, he flew North for the winter and never looked back. As a recent University of Oregon graduate, Michael appreciates your feedback and is eager for what comes next. You can follow him on Twitter: @mbcarnow