Oct. 18, 2012
SAN DIEGO -
Event organizers announced today that Northrop Grumman Corporation will be the title sponsor for the inaugural "Battle on the Midway" college basketball game to be played outdoors Friday, Nov. 9, aboard the USS Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego Harbor.
"Northrop Grumman Presents Battle on the Midway" will feature San Diego State and Syracuse.
The game is set for a 5 p.m. PT start and will be televised nationally by FOX Sports Net. The Fox broadcast team for "Battle on the Midway" will be Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg, five-time NBA champion Steve Kerr, Erin Andrews and Mike Pomeranz.
As part of their sponsorship, Northrop Grumman will be offering a limited number of complimentary tickets to the military and veterans.
"Our country's active military, reservists and veterans have committed to preserving the freedoms we enjoy - sitting outdoors in beautiful San Diego and enjoying a college basketball game aboard the U.S.S. Midway Museum is a reminder of just how fortunate we are," said Jim Zortman, Northrop Grumman sector vice president and San Diego site manager. "`Battle on the Midway' will provide a unique and memorable experience to honor our country's veterans and we're proud to be a part of what promises to be a great event."
San Diego State is coming off a 26-8 season and is the reigning Mountain West Conference champions. Syracuse, champions of the Big East regular season, finished its season at 34-3 and reached the Elite 8 in last season's NCAA tournament.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online at GoAztecs.com, at Window E at Qualcomm Stadium, or by calling 619-283-7378.