Michigan State basketball eyeing future game at Pearl Harbor

Harry How

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis hopes to create an upcoming game at Pearl Harbor for his Spartans to take part in.

Along with the brilliant idea to host four simultaneous games to open the 2013-14 college hoops season, Michigan State's marketing-savvy athletic director Mark Hollis told Diamond Leung of MLive.com that he hopes to eventually play a game at Pearl Harbor.

Hollis has already helped orchestrate games for Michigan State aboard the USS Carl Vinson and at Germany's Ramstein Air Base over the last two years alone, and believes that expanding to the scenic state of Hawaii is an ideal choice to house an outdoor basketball game for a variety of reasons.

"I think there are some great locations, and ESPN is such a good partner that we would be very open to participating to new and unique things," Hollis said. "I think playing a game out at Pearl Harbor is something that would be intriguing."

While numerous weather issues ultimately hindered copycat attempts to play games aboard aircraft carriers this season, Hollis' idea definitely has a chance to materialize with both ESPN and the NCAA looking for ways to create as much of an early-season buzz as possible.

The thought of a vacation to Hawaii in order to watch Tom Izzo's Spartans face another top program is likely mouth-watering for MSU fans, but only time will tell if this plan has legs.

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