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Battle on the Midway getting closer

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The countdown is on for the start of the new season for the Syracuse University men's basketball team. They'll be kicking it off in style. The Orange take on San Diego State aboard the USS Midway aircraft carrier this afternoon. Our Brad Vivacqua is in San Diego, where excitement is building.

SAN DIEGO, CA -- It's game day for the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team as they get ready to take on San Diego State on the USS Midway.

Saturday, the Orange got some time to shoot around and Coach Boeheim and the players spoke to us about the excitement surrounding the game. Only about 5200 fans are expected to be in attendance, but the game should get plenty of national exposure.

It should truly be a treat for basketball fans to watch two top 25 teams go at it, on such a unique stage. We spoke to one Syracuse man that brought his wife here for the game, as an anniversary gift. "It couldn't be any better. Die hard SU fan, couldn't be any better. Couldn't be a better way to celebrate your thirty second wedding anniversary, with the woman you love, outdoors in San Diego," said Jim Longo.

SU and San Diego State are set to tip off at 4 Eastern. YNN will have all your post game coverage.

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