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General Information

DATES: Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23, 2023

SITES: Speedway Sports Complex, 345 Speedway Cir, Lincoln – View Map

SCHEDULES/BRACKETS: Games begin at 9 a.m. on the Saturday and Sunday. Tournament brackets will be posted at the week of competition. Teams are responsible for checking website for game times and locations. 

NOTE: Teams outside of 50 miles away from Lincoln will get latest schedule times for first game.

NEW: The Men’s Gold Division Championship Game will be televised LIVE statewide on News Channel Nebraska on Sunday, July 23 at Speedway Sports Complex. Championship Game Rules.

COMPETITION FORMAT: Pool play then single elimination tournament. All teams guaranteed three games.

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three teams in each division of 5 or more teams.


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Gold/Silver – There are no restrictions on age or college experience.
Bronze – All players with no playing experience after high school. Players with post-high school experience ARE NOT eligible to compete in the Bronze divisions.
COED/Female – any level of play, minimum 2 women on the court at ALL times if coed team.


All team members must fit the competitive category of the event entered. Any team using a player who is not on the roster, or who is not eligible to play in the division entered, is subject to disqualification and possible forfeiture of game(s). Rosters will be randomly checked.

To help determine round robin seedings, all teams must select a rating of Above Average, Average, or Below Average (as it relates to the division entered) during online registration. If registering via a paper form, please list a rating in the Additional Details section of the entry form.

The Sport Directors have the right to combine divisions if they feel it’s necessary.

All teams are guaranteed at least three games.

Players may enter on only one team.


All teams are required to supply an adult scorekeeper or timer to work at the scorer’s table for all games in which the team participates, failure to do so will result in forfeiture of game.

NCAA rules will apply in all divisions except High School (Federation rules).

Special Cornhusker State Games rules will supersede NCAA rules. Rules will be posted with schedule information.

Matching numbered shirts (front or back) is required. Players must meet the uniform requirement.

The teams must provide game balls. Officials will decide which to use. Teams are responsible for securing ball after game.

Overtimes will be three minutes in length with running clock until last 30 seconds.

Five-minute halftime and 5 minute pre-game warm-up.

Game time is forfeit time (no grace period). 3 full time-outs per game, 1 30-second.

TIMING: 20 minute running clock except for last two minutes of each half, (where clock will stop on all whistles) unless one team is ahead by more than 15 points. If lead falls below 15 points, clock will again stop. In addition, clock will stop on all technical fouls, injuries or timeouts. Clock does not restart until it would in a normal dead ball situation.

Men’s Gold Division Championship Rules

Roster Info

The deadline to make roster updates is 5 p.m. on TUESDAY, JULY 12. Rosters are considered FINAL after that date.

Teams that register online are able to login and make roster substitutions free of charge. Teams that register via the paper entry form will be charged a $10 processing fee to substitute players. Teams are strongly encouraged to register online to eliminate any roster change fees.

MINIMUM ROSTER SIZE: Five players. If registering online, the minimum roster size must be entered to advance to check-out.

NOTE: Rosters WILL be checked during tournament. Please make sure your roster is current prior to the July 12 deadline.

TEAM WAIVER: The team waiver form must be signed by each team member, or by parent/guardian if the participant is 18 years or younger. If the team is registered online, and the online waiver for each player is clicked as ‘Accepted’, no printed/signed waiver is needed. All team waivers must be clicked as ‘Accepted’ or submitted to the Cornhusker State Games office by TUESDAY, JULY 12 to be eligible for competition. 


SCHEDULING NOTE: It is Nebraska Sports Council policy to not release team or divisional information until after the entry deadline. With teams waiting until on or near the deadline to enter, releasing data prior to that day does not provide an accurate picture of the tournament field and serves only to discourage those taking a wait-and-see approach.

All teams are encouraged to take advantage of the early entry discount and enter prior to that deadline, which in turn generates additional interest as teams attract one another. In the rare event that a division does not supply enough teams to warrant a viable tournament, teams will be given the option to move to another division, or be issued a refund. We appreciate the understanding of coaches and parents on this matter and would encourage teams to enter early and trust that there will be adequate competition in all divisions.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

Teams that register–AND submit a final roster–before June 21 will receive shirts onsite before their first game.  There is no early team pickup. Teams that do not submit rosters by June 21 will NOT receive free shirts, but can purchase souvenir items HERE, courtesy of Fine Designs.

$320 for first event until June 21 (includes free shirt)
$320 for first event until July 11

*Maximum of 10 players per team

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition, CSG athlete shirt (if registered by June 21), Summer Fun Freebie vouchers courtesy of our sponsors.

SHIRTS:  Teams that register–AND submit a final roster–before June 21 will receive shirts onsite before their first game.  There is no early team pickup—information or items needed for competition, i.e. schedules, maps, rules will be provided onsite or online according to instructions emailed to coaches.

Teams that do not submit rosters by June 21 will NOT receive free shirts, but can purchase souvenir items HERE.

TEAM ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: When registering your team online, please note that the system will ask you to enter your team name and roster prior to selecting your sport and division. Click HERE for a “how to” guide on team registration.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $10 processing fee per team. Registering online at saves time, money and trees. If registering via the paper entry form, please rate your team as being Above Average, Average or Below Average. List this information in the Additional Details/Special Instructions section of the entry form.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Basketball Sport Director Vern Schulte at (402) 202-0752 or

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or

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