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MSU-USC Hoops to Play in Greece?

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis loves thinking outside the box.

After successfully pulling off the Cold War, the Basketbowl and the Carrier Classic, Hollis is thinking even bigger.

How big?

Playing a basketball game against USC in Greece. Yes, the Spartans and Trojans in the Trojan War II.

“We’ve been talking about Greece for a while,” Hollis told the Lansing State Journal.

The setting, of course, would be Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens, the home of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

Take a look below at what Panathinaiko Stadium looks like today. Does that look fit to hold a college basketball game? We guess in comparison to an aircraft carrier it does.

This idea leaves us with so many unanswered questions: Would one of USC’s Song Girls play Helen of Troy that the two teams would battle over? Would the Spartans arrive in Athens on a fleet of ships? Would MSU’s players enter the court on a Trojan Horse? Would Tom Izzo be on the bench looking like a Spartan warrior as he once did for Midnight Madness?

We can only hope the answer to all the above is yes.

[Lansing State Journal]

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