Tournament officials for the Cancun Challenge are carting around some unusual baggage these days as they begin to finalize the team mix for the 2016 men’s event, set for Nov. 22-23.
The four host universities for the Cancun Challenge will be presented with an official custom guitar invitation, courtesy the event’s host site, the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Tournament official Brent Amick was on hand January 21 at Purdue University to hand off the Boilermakers’ guitar during their game against Ohio State. The buzz for the Cancun Challenge was up a notch at Mackey Arena, with the Purdue women’s team set to be one of 10 teams in the women’s event that runs Nov. 24-26.
The Cancun Challenge was recently ranked by Sports Illustrated as one of the top five college basketball travel tournaments. The 2016 men’s event will feature eight teams, with all games played in the converted ballroom of the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.
Travel packages are available for fans who want to follow their teams to the Cancun Challenge. Contact Sarah Sullivan at (970) 672-0533 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.