CBS Sports Network to Air Cancun Challenge
- By Andy Hansen
- September 18, 2013 03:58 PM
Fort Collins, Colo. – Games played in Mexico during the 2013 men’s Cancun Challenge Riviera Division will be televised live in HD on CBS Sports Network, Nov. 26-27, from the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya (previously the Aventura Palace Resort). This year’s Riviera Division includes Old Dominion, Saint Louis, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. All Mexico games in the Mayan Division, which features Bowling Green State, Georgia Southern, Oral Roberts, and Presbyterian, will be webcast live on CBSsports.com, ULive.
Two games from the Riviera Division will be televised on Tuesday, Nov. 26, featuring West Virginia vs. Old Dominion at 6 p.m. ET and Saint Louis vs. Wisconsin at 8:30 p.m. ET. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the Riviera Third-Place game will be televised at 7 p.m. ET and the Riviera Championship game at 9:30 p.m. ET.
The Mayan Division games will be streamed live on CBSsports.com, ULive, Nov. 26, when Presbyterian takes on Bowling Green at 12:30 p.m. ET and Oral Roberts faces Georgia Southern at 3 p.m. ET. The following day both the Mayan Third-Place game (1:30 p.m. ET) and Mayan Championship game (4 p.m. ET) will be webcast live.
The Cancun Challenge is regarded as one of the most unique preseason men’s college basketball tournaments. Teams stay at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya and enjoy all the amenities the resort has to offer. A convention center is converted into an arena; fans who attend the event get an up-close perspective of their team while enjoying an all-inclusive setting. Previous champions include Vanderbilt (2008), Kentucky (2009), Missouri (2010), Illinois (2011), and Wichita State (2012).
The Cancun Challenge is owned and produced by Triple Crown Sports, which also organizes the women’s Cancun Challenge, and the Preseason and Postseason Women’s NIT. Triple Crown is a leader in youth and college sports and manages more than 300 youth events across the country in baseball, basketball, softball and volleyball. With 30 years of experience running sporting events, Triple Crown is nationally recognized for its professionally-produced destination tournaments.
For complete information on the Cancun Challenge and fan packages that include lodging and admission please visit www.cancunchallenge.net.