Coach Rick Pitino to face son in 2014 Armed Forces Classic

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Louisville, KY, United States (4E Sports) – For the second time, Louisville coach Rick Pitino will match wits with son, Minnesota coach Richard Pitino, in next season’s Armed Forces Classic on Nov. 14, 2014 at the U.S. Coast Guard’s Air Station Borinquen in Puerto Rico.

Rick Pitino and his son coached against each other in 2012 when Richard was at Florida International.

The third edition of the annual follows Oregon’s victory last month over Georgetown at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. A year ago, Connecticut beat Michigan State at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

The inaugural military game on the USS Carl Vinson off Coronado Island in 2011, won by North Carolina over Michigan State, was in conjunction with the U.S. Navy but wasn’t part of the five-year Armed Forces Classic rotation.

ESPN and the DOD also announced Wednesday that the 2015 Armed Forces Classic will be held on a U.S. Marine base, likely outside the United States, on Nov. 13, 2015. The teams that will participate will be determined later.

The 2016 event will feature a doubleheader at a Naval base in a hangar at Pearl Harbor on Nov. 11, less than a month before the 75th anniversary of the infamous attack on the Honolulu base. The four teams for that event will be announced at a later date.

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