Thursday, July 19, 2018

Long Beach State Drops Beach Design in Favor of More Traditional Look

Via the usual sources, Long Beach State has removed its palm-tree laden, beach-themed basketball court design after six years. As shown in this time-lapse video, the 49ers will now have a much more conventional-looking floor.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Las Vegas WNBA Team "Aces" Its Floor Design

The WNBA's Las Vegas Aces (formerly the San Antonio Stars) have a sharp floor design for their inaugural season in the Desert. Red and black, the dominant colors of playing cards, naturally are the team's colors, and the center-court logo fits in nicely. 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Big Bronc on Rider Court

Via the usual sources, Rider University has a new court design. As shown here, it features a large dark-shellac outline of the school's Bronc logo, which dominates the middle of the court. The logo is a bit big for my taste. I don't see why it couldn't have been somewhat smaller, so that it didn't cross over three-point arcs at both ends and the out-of-bounds sideline toward the bottom of the picture. I think a smaller version would have looked nicer.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Florida Atlantic University's New Court Replete with Palm Trees

Via the usual sources, Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton) will have a new court featuring depictions of palm trees. It's somewhat reminiscent of Florida International University's (Miami) beach-themed court introduced five years ago.

Friday, March 30, 2018

2018 NCAA Women's Final Four

As we've seen over the years, the women's Final Four has often featured some very creative court designs. For this year's event, being held at Columbus, Ohio's Nationwide Arena, the design seems more abstract than usual. Between the three-point arc and the key, a mosaic-type design appears, with each piece looking like a rounded triangle (almost like a slice of pizza). Adjacent pieces give the impression of looking like a basketball, then again maybe not. A photo is available here.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Utah Jazz's "Red Rock" City Edition Court and Uniforms

If you caught any of tonight's Minnesota Timberwolves at Utah Jazz game on TV and were wondering about the color-scheme, court, and uniforms displayed by the home team, this article explains everything.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Uni-Watch's Annual College-Basketball Design Article (2017-18)

Uni-Watch has published its annual article detailing changes in college-basketball teams' uniforms and floor designs. There are a lot more photos of courts than I remember seeing in previous years. The change I'm most excited about is Cal getting rid of its ginormous Golden Bear logo, in favor of the traditional cursive "Cal" at center-court.

Also, if you click here and then scroll down to where it says "ESPN Reminders," you'll get an addendum to the new college uniform and floor designs.