The Georgetown University men's basketball team will play the University of Florida at Naval Station Mayport, an aircraft carrier, as part of the Navy-Marine Corps Challenge during the Veteran's Day holiday weekend.
Nov. 9 will mark the first game of the season for the Hoyas as they play in Jacksonville, FL. It will be the fifth time the teams meet up, each has won two games against the other previously, according to a press release from Georgetown University.
"It is a tremendous honor for our team to be involved with an event that will recognize the contributions of the United States Navy and all of our military," Head Coach John Thompson III said in a statement. "It will be an incredible learning experience for all involved with our program. We appreciate the opportunity to participate in this historic game with Florida in Jacksonville."
Proceeds from the Georgetown game will benefit veterans programs, including a new plan for transitional housing for veterans, according to a press release from Georgetown.
ESPN.com was the first to report the Georgetown game.
It is one of three games taking place on aircraft carriers to kick off the college basketball season. The other games that day are Marquette vs. Ohio State near Charleston, SC and Syracuse vs. San Diego State on the USS Midway near San Diego, CA, according to ESPN.com.