Luther Invitational Basketball Tournament (LIT)
Did You Know?
In the late 1920's, during an in-house baseball tournament, Rex Schneider entered a team called "Prof Schneider's Battling Lions." This is the first hint that someday Luther teams would be known as the Lions.
The International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.
The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!
When the College was first looking to relocate from Melville to Regina, it considered land at College & Winnipeg, College & Broad, and 23rd & Albert, finally settling on 18 acres of land on the west end of property owned by Government House, now called Royal Street.
Luther College High School is recognized as one of the four best university preparatory schools in western Canada with as many as 96% of Luther graduates pursuing post-secondary educations.
The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.
Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.
Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.
Luther Invitational Tournament (LIT)
LIT 67 is February 7 - 9, 2019
The Luther Invitational Tournament (LIT) began in 1953 on the initiative of John Chomay, the senior boys basketball coach and athletic director. LIT is the longest running high school tournament in Canada. It is a student-run tournament, lasting three days in February. In 2016, LIT was inducted into the Regina Sports Hall of Fame.
To view a live feed of LIT basketball games, go to:
Semple Gym: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/vsJms3ygTyf
Belsher Centre: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bHeDXPH7cpX
To view the LIT bracket after Day 2, click on:
LIT 67 is partnering with Wooter to have a live integration of statistics and score updates in the palm of your hand. Simply download the Tournament App on any Android or iOS device by searching “Luther Invitational Tournament Wooter” and stay up to date on high scorers, overall tournament leaders, and the scores of your favorite team.
Tournament Stats Website: https://wooter.co/en/luther-invitational-tournament-90-a-3/scores?season=1620&_f=1