It’s not a holiday tournament, but when looking at schedules for the upcoming seasons, it’s a tournament that draws a lot of attention, not because of the teams, but because of its history.
The MUDECAS Tournament, now in its 83rd year, kicks off next week in Beatrice and it provides great entertainment over a six-day period, featuring some of the smaller schools in the southeastern corner of the state.
Paul Hay, Beatrice Kiwanis President says, “We’re certainly looking for a very competitive and entertaining tournament. They [teams] divide into two divisions and get after it. People should come sit in the stands and watch these schools because this is a rich tradition and good basketball. A lot of these are smaller schools so you have a wider range of kids playing its exciting to see them out here competing and exciting to see the fan spirit as that goes with it."
The tournament is split into two divisions, with games running Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.