As soon as it was announced by the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau that the Corpus Christi Challenge will be starting soon, fans of the event grew extremely excited at the prospect of seeing many basketball teams live in action. The Corpus Christi Challenge is a NCCA Basketball Invitational Tournament that includes various basketball teams from different colleges. The event is going to take place around the Thanksgiving Weekend of 2013 and is awaited eagerly by sports fans of all ages. The opening event will include formidable teams from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Texas A&M University, Missouri State, Sam Houston State University, SMU, Virginia, Hampton University and Liberty University.
Each team will play four games during the tournament in the Corpus Christi Challenge. The first two games of each team will be played at their campus site, but the final two will be played at the American Bank Center Arena, which is a famous entertainment venue located in Corpus Christi, Texas. The venue is often home to various live performances, concerts, trade events, sports events, exhibitions and conventions. Given the large size and space of the American Bank Center Arena it can accommodate a large number of people easily, allowing them to enjoy the thrilling matches.
The Corpus Christi Challenge’s basketball games will be aired live on all national television channels but various fans insist that watching the games live in venue is an all together different experience. The Corpus Christi Challenge is playing a huge role in boosting the love of sports in young men. The event is a wonderful platform for all amateur players who want to get noticed by the bigger leagues and dream of becoming professionals in the sports field. Not only does the Corpus Christi Challenge allow these players a chance to display their skills and talents, but it also gives them a brilliant opportunity to get to know the various professional sportsmen and agents that attend the event. This event is the perfect window for players to indulge in a little networking and pave their way through the sports field.
One of the most awaited games of the Corpus Christi Challenge is the match between Minnesota Golden Gophers and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders. The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders are the official basketball team of the Texas A&M University located in Corpus Christi which is why all the residents of Corpus Christi are more thrilled about the upcoming match. The team was formed back in 1965 and has been taking part in all sorts of competition since then. Currently the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders are coached by Willis Wilson, a former basketball player himself and an inspiring coach for over sixteen years. He has been working hard in shaping the team up to ensure victories in any match it plays and has high hopes for the Corpus Christi Challenge result.
The other impressive team to play in this highly anticipated match is Minnesota Golden Gophers. It promises to give the home team a tough competition and is adamant to take home the win for the Corpus Christi Challenge. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been playing basketball since 1905 and have had a legendary history in the game.
With such great teams ready to square off in the basketball court it is no surprise that Corpus Christi tickets are in high demand by all sports fans. This year’s event promises to be extremely thrilling and exciting and is a must attend for all basketball fans.