The Michigan State men’s basketball program will play Gonzaga in the 2022 Armed Forces Classic on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln on Nov. 11.

On Thursday Michigan State basketball had its media day ahead of the upcoming season and the Armed Forces Classic was one of the games previewed.  While during the presser coach Tom Izzo mentioned he does not think president Joe Biden will be in attendance for the Armed Forces Classic.


Biden could very well make his way over to San Diego for this event, it has not yet been determined. Past iterations of the event have hosted the U.S. President. The 2011 predecessor, the Carrier Classic between North Carolina and Michigan State, hosted president Barack Obama.

This will be the first Armed Forces Classic event since 2019. It did not take place in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Armed Forces Classic will be televised on ESPN on Veterans Day with the time yet to be announced.