Cardinal fans

It's that time of year again. The Concordia Invitational Tournament is one of the most exciting weekends of the year for students and fans across the Concordia University System.

On January 24-25, 2020, the 69th annual Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT) will be hosted by Concordia University Chicago. This long-time, beloved basketball tournament has had many participant institutions in its decades of tradition, but the four current participating Concordias have been on the brackets since 2002: Concordia University Ann Arbor, Concordia University Chicago, Concordia University Nebraska, and Concordia University Wisconsin.

This is a Concordia Cardinals guide, whether you are in attendance or not, to following along with a weekend of intense school spirit, excitable competition, and joy of being together as Concordians.

Tournament schedule

Note: All times are in Central Standard.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Cardinal fans, wear black!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Cardinal fans, wear red!

  • 10:15 a.m. | Cheer and Dance Competition
  • 12:45 p.m. | Women’s Consolation Game
  • 3 p.m. | Men’s Consolation Game
  • 5:30 p.m. | Women’s Championship Game
  • 7:45 p.m. | Men’s Championship Game

Click here for a complete schedule and game time updates.

#CIT2020: Catch the best moments on social media

CUAA’s social media channels will be sharing photos, videos, and updates throughout the weekend. Be sure to use #CIT2020 if you’re sharing your own posts. Click the icons below to follow along!

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Ticket information

Concordia University Chicago is located at 7400 Augusta St, River Forest, IL 60305. All guests are asked to enter the tournament via the south entrance of Geisemann Gymnasium.

Pre-purchased passes can be picked up at Will Call with purchaser’s name. An I.D. may be requested at the time of pick-up.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24.

  • $20 | Two-day tournament pass (Ages 5+)
  • $12 | One-day tournament pass (Ages 5+)

Click here for more ticket information on the tournament website.

Concordia alumni

Attention CUAA alumni! Be sure to stop by the alumni table in the lobby of the gymnasium to say hello, and join President Ferry and other campus leaders in the stands as you cheer on the Cardinals.

As always: Go, Cards! Click here to learn more about CUAA athletics.

— Rachel Thoms served on Concordia University's Strategic Communications team from 2015-2022. Any inquiries about this story can be sent to

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