UConn could be passed over in Carrier Classic

Multiple reports have confirmed that Ohio State and Marquette are in negotiations for the 2012 Carrier Classic, an event in which UConn initially agreed to participate.

Now, the Huskies will play the 2012-13 season without the Big East tournament, the NCAA tournament and, apparently, the Carrier Classic. UConn will partake in the Paradise Jam (along with George Mason, Iona, Mercer, New Mexico, Quinnipiac, UIC and Wake Forest). The Huskies also have a date with N.C. State at Madison Square Garden.

Last season’s matchup between North Carolina and Michigan State — played on the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego — marked the first Carrier Classic.