Tigers Basketball Unveils Schedule For Upcoming Season
The Champion Christian Tigers are excited to announced and release their 2022-2023 season schedule, highlighted by some fun trips and 9 home games. In Mo Capaci's third year at the helm, the Tigers are poised and ready to take on the new season and all the challenges it may bring.
To start, Champion beings their season with The Champion Classic, an invitational meeting where men and women's teams from across the region come to compete in Hot Springs. The Tigers face off against NAIA Arkansas Baptist College on October 28th to start the year off, and play the next day again against in-state rival NCCAA D1 Ecclesia College.
Champion Christian then goes on the road to face off against 5 NCAA D1 opponents, playing familiar foes Central Arkansas and McNeese State, as well as new opponents with local University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and University of Tennessee Martin, with the latter game being streamed on ESPN. For the first in school history, the Tigers will play a double header with the women's program against University of Louisiana Monroe, which will be streamed on ESPN. Champion will also play NIT Tournament team Nichols St on ESPN this year as well.
Another marquee matchup for the Tigers will be traveling to Welch, TN to compete against Welch College and defending National Champion Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg. This will be a great rematch, as Champion defeated CHU last year at The Champion Classic.
Shortly after Christmas break, the Tigers will be taking flight to spend a week in Hawaii, playing Chaminade University (host of the Maui Classic) and Hawaii Pacific University. This is an incredible opportunity for our student athletes, getting to travel and vacation in Hawaii and compete against some very good teams.
To finish the year, after the Hawaii trip Champion Christian Tigers will play 10 NCCAA Regional in the second semester. Playing twice against #7th ranked in the country Arlington Baptist, twice against Champion graduate Jessie Byrd's Randall squad, and two games against Dallas Christian College. With five home games in the last 10, Champion has a chance to finish the year strong going into the regional tournament at Randall University in Oklahoma City, Ok.