Cattle Classic Tournament

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2023 Cattle Classic Basketball Tournament

2023 Cattle Classic Program (PDF)

The 24th annual Cattle Classic, held Nov. 3-4, 2023, features four men's games and four women's games.

The event, co-sponsored by Concordia and Cattle Bank & Trust, raises money and food for the Blue Valley Community Action's Food Pantry. Pac N Save of Seward will match all canned food donations.

Sunday, Oct. 29

Basketball Clinic for girls grades 3-5 will be held from noon - 2 p.m. inside Friedrich Arena on the Concordia University campus. The boys camp for grades 3-5 will run from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct 27.

Friday, Nov. 3

  • Women: Marian University (Ind.) def. Dakota State University (S.D.), 78-69
  • Men: Hastings College def. William Penn University (Iowa), 88-77
  • Women: Concordia def. Sterling College (Kan.), 95-70
  • Men: Concordia def. Mayville State University (N.D.), 88-73

Saturday, Nov. 4

  • Women: Dakota State University (S.D.) def. Sterling College (Kan.), 96-52
  • Men: Mayville State University (N.D.) def. Hastings College, 69-57
  • Women: Concordia def. Marian University (Ind.), 75-62
  • Men: Concordia def. William Penn University (Iowa), 103-74

Admission information

The price of admission to the games is as follows:

  • For adults
    • 10 cans or $10 for weekend pass
    • 6 cans or $6 per game
  • Concordia students
    • 6 cans or $6 for weekend pass
    • 3 cans or $2 per game
  • Children
    • 6 cans or $6 for weekend pass
    • 3 cans or $2 per game
    • (youth who participate in the basketball clinic are admitted free; also, children five and under are admitted free)

No passes.

Basketball clinic for grades 3-5

Boys and girls in grades 3, 4 and 5 are invited to join us prior to the tournament for a basketball clinic in the Walz Human Performance Complex (Friedrich Arena) on the campus of Concordia University. The clinic will be hosted by Concordia coaches and players.

  • Girls - Sunday, Oct. 29 from noon - 2 p.m.
  • Boys - Sunday, Oct. 29 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

A free clinic T-shirt and poster will be provided. Participants are also admitted free to Cattle Classic Tournament games, Nov. 3-4.

Cost: The requested donation for each participant is six cans of food.

Registration: Register at Cattle Bank & Trust or call 402-643-3636. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 27.

Special thanks to Cattle Bank for their support of the tournament and their efforts to reduce hunger in Nebraska.