Concordia Invitational Tournament

CIT winners

Concordia Invitational Tournament 2016

Concordia University Chicago will host the 65th annual Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT) Jan. 29-30. The tournament features, in addition to the Bulldogs, the Concordias of Ann Arbor, Mich., Mequon, Wis., and River Forest, Ill., competing in both men's and women's basketball. CIT is one of the longest running tournaments in the country, and it is a highlight of the athletic year among the participating Concordias.

Bulldogs own 50 combined CIT titles

The Bulldogs have ruled CIT during the first 64 years of the event's history. The men's CIT dates back to 1951 with the women added to the tournament in 1973. During that time Concordia, Nebraska leads the field with 25 men's CIT titles and 25 women's championships. Last season the Bulldog women defeated Concordia-Wisconsin in the championship. The men lost at the hands of host Concordia-Ann Arbor.

Tournament host site for 2016: River Forest, Illinois

All games for the 65th annual Concordia Invitational Tournament will be played at Geiseman Gymnasium on the Concordia University-Chicago campus


Join Concordia University's President Friedrich, alumni and friends in Chicago for a weekend of fun and fellowship.


Support the Bulldog men's and women's basketball teams as they look to add more CIT titles in River Forest, Ill.

Friday, Jan. 29 (all times Central)

  • 1 p.m. - Ann Arbor vs. Nebraska (women)
  • 3 p.m. - Ann Arbor vs. Nebraska (men)
  • 6 p.m. - Chicago vs. Wisconsin (women)
  • 8 p.m. - Chicago vs. Wisconsin (men)

Saturday, Jan. 30

  • Noon  - Women's consolation game
  • 2 p.m. - Men's consolation game
  • 5 p.m. - Women's championship game
  • 7 p.m. - Men's championship game
  • Trophy presentation and all-Concordia devotions following last game


Ticket information coming soon.

Future CITs

The tournament is scheduled for Concordia Nebraska in 2017, Concordia Wisconsin in 2018 and Concordia Ann Arbor in 2019.