Details on the 63rd annual Concordia Invitational Tournament

Details on the 63rd annual Concordia Invitational Tournament

SEWARD, Neb. – The 63rd annual Concordia Invitational Tournament will play out Jan. 24-25 inside R. John Buuck Field House on the campus of Concordia University, Wisconsin, located in the city of Mequon. Those who plan to attend the annual basketball tournament are encouraged to join our Facebook event page HERE.

Visit the Concordia-Wisconsin CIT page for further information from the host:

Prices: $12 for a day pass ($4 for youth 10 and under), $15 advanced tournament pass ($10 for youth 10 and under) and $20 tournament pass purchased at the door. Tickets can be purchased with cash or check. No credit cards will be accepted. Please call 262-243-4385. (Via

Friday, Jan. 24
1 p.m. – (Women) Concordia-Chicago vs. Concordia-Ann Arbor
3 p.m. – (Men) Concordia-Nebraska vs. Concordia-Ann Arbor
6 p.m. – (Women) Concordia-Nebraska vs. Concordia-Wisconsin
8 p.m. – (Men) Concordia-Wisconsin vs. Concordia-Chicago
Saturday, Jan. 25
12 p.m. – Women’s consolation
2 p.m. – Men’s consolation
5 p.m. – Women’s championship
7 p.m. – Men’s championship

Alumni Gatherings
Two Concordia-Nebraska alumni gatherings have been scheduled for CIT. The first will take place from 4-5 p.m. on Saturday (in between sessions). The post-CIT alumni function will take place on Saturday at 9 p.m. at The Chancery, located at 11046 North Port Washington Road in Mequon. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Live Webcasts/Stats
Concordia-Wisconsin will provide live webcasts and stats for all eight games. Live webcasts will be available HERE. Live stats can be viewed HERE.

Media Requests
Media access should be requested ahead of time by contacting Jake Knabel, Concordia-Nebraska SID, at (563) 543-1439 or at Concordia-Wisconsin SID Steven Schauer, the on-site media coordinator, can be reached at (262) 243-2664 or at

Bulldog Dominance
Last year’s results were a departure from CIT history. Both Bulldog basketball programs lead CIT in terms of all-time tournament titles, but last year both fell in their respective championship games. The Bulldog men have won 24 CIT championships while the women have captured 23.


Concordia University, Nebraska
Athletics Website:
Athletics Twitter: @cunebulldogs
All-Time CIT Titles – Men: 24 titles; Women: 23 titles
Founded: 1894
Location: Seward, Neb.
Enrollment: 2,200
Nickname: Bulldogs
School Colors: Navy and White
Home Arena: Walz Human Performance Complex
President: Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich
Director of Athletics: Devin Smith
Sports Information Director: Jake Knabel
Head Men’s Basketball Coach: Ben Limback (1st year)
Head Women’s Basketball Coach: Drew Olson (8th year)
Conference: Great Plains Athletic Conference
Affiliation: NAIA

Concordia University Ann Arbor
Athletics Website:
Athletics Twitter: @CUAACardinals
All-Time CIT Titles – Men: 1; Women: 2
Founded: 1963
Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Enrollment: 750
Nickname: Cardinals
School Colors: Red, White and Black
Home Arena: Cardinal Field House
President: Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry
Athletics Director: Lonnie Pries
Sports Information Director: Zach Johnston
Head Men’s Basketball Coach: Ricky Yahn (1st year)
Head Women’s Basketball Coach: Thad Sankey (1st year)
Conference: Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Affiliation: NAIA

Concordia University Chicago
Athletics Website:
Athletics Twitter: @CUChicagoSports
All-Time CIT Titles – Men: 14; Women: 4
Founded: 1864
Location: River Forest, Ill.
Enrollment: 5,134
Nickname: Cougars
School Colors: Maroon and Gold
Home Arena: Geiseman Gymnasium
President: Dr. John F. Johnson
Athletics Director: Pete Gnan
Sports Information Director: Jim Egan
Head Men’s Basketball Coach: Tyler Jones (6th year)
Head Women’s Basketball Coach: Joshua Steffen (5th year)
Conference: Northern Athletics Conference
Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Concordia University Wisconsin
Athletics Website:
Athletics Twitter: @CUWFalcons
All-Time CIT Titles – Men: 3; Women: 3
Founded: 1881
Location: Mequon, Wis.
Enrollment: 7,618
Nickname: Falcons
School Colors: Royal Blue and White
Home Arena: R. John Buuck Field House
President: Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry
Athletics Director: Dr. Rob Barnhill
Sports Information Director: Steven Schauer
Head Men’s Basketball Coach: Shawn Cassidy (7th year)
Head Women’s Basketball Coach: Stacey Brunner-Jones (10th year)
Conference: Northern Athletics Conference
Affiliation: NCAA Division III

13 January 2014

The scene at last year's CIT, hosted by Concordia-Nebraska.