Armed Forces Classic

Armed Forces Classic

The Armed Forces Classic brings premier college basketball games to our nation’s troops wherever they are stationed around the world. Through five years, the U.S. Department of Defense and ESPN will present the Armed Forces Classic in a rotation among bases of the various military branches, which will serve as a host location.

Year 1: Air Force hosted the game at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

Year 2: Army hosted at Camp Humphreys in Korea, Nov. 8, 2013.

Year 3: The Coast Guard hosted Nov. 14 at Air Station Borinquen in Puerto Rico, featuring 2013 NCAA Championship participant Louisville and 2014 NIT champion Minnesota. Louisville won, 81-68.

Year 4: The United States Marine Corps will host the fourth annual Armed Forces Classic at Marine Corps Base Smedley D. Butler in Okinawa, Japan. The game will feature the first meeting between 2014 NCAA Championships participants Gonzaga and Pittsburgh.

Key Metrics » Attendance

Year Date Winning Team Attendance Teams
2012 14-Nov United States Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen 1,500 Minnesota vs. Louisville

Key Metrics » Tv Ratings

Date Start Match-Up U.S. HH Rating HH (000)
11/14/2014 8:00 PM ET Minnesota vs. Louisville 0.62 722,746

2013 Schedule

Game Time Network Date Teams
Armed Forces Classic 8:00 PM ET ESPN Nov. 14 Minnesota vs. Louisville

Armed Forces Classic History

Year Date Winning Team Score 2nd team Score Attendance
2012 12-Nov Connecticut 66 Michigan State 62 3,500
2013 8-Nov Oregon 82 Georgetown 75 2,400