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2019 Armed Forces Classic to be played at Alaska Airlines Center

Doubleheader Features Baylor vs. Washington and Alaska Anchorage vs. Coast Guard Academy

The ninth 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 the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson military facility.

The men’s college basketball doubleheader will be a part of ESPN’s Veterans Week initiative, and will pit Baylor against Washington and Alaska Anchorage against 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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