Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Court Designs for Northwestern and Baylor

Via the usual sources...

Northwestern will be switching to a more conventional design, after painting the area inside the three-point arc purple.

Baylor, which had experimented with top-of-the-key circles that looked like basketballs and shellac-filled key and arc areas, is likewise dialing back the visual overload. The new court will be pretty minimalist (almost like Indiana's). Note also that the mid-court area will now sport the name "BAYLOR" rather than the interlocking BU, as well as the new, curvy Big XII logo in the keys.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Historical Look at University of Florida Courts

From the website Stadia File, here's a look at present and past floor designs at the University of Florida's O'Connell Center (or "O-Dome"). Whereas the Gator logo has been featured at center-court in recent years, the shape of the state of Florida adorned the court a generation ago.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

NC State Latest to Go With Huge Logo

From the usual sources, NC State's new floor will feature a huge wolf at center-court.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Professional Courts in Japan

One of our former Texas Tech players, Darko Cohadarevic, is now in a Japanese league. This highlight reel of him shows him playing in several different arenas. One thing you can't miss is how much floor space in Japan is devoted to advertisements!

Friday, May 2, 2014

U-Dub to Add Seattle Skyline

Via Uni-Watch and Matt Rachmiel, the University of Washington will be adding a Seattle skyline to the lower sideline of its court. It's basically the same scheme as the University of Memphis introduced this past season.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Men's Final Four Court Unveiled & Conference-Tourney Notes

Via the usual sources (Uni-Watch and Matt Rachmiel), the floor design for this year's men's Final Four has been unveiled. The Final Four will be played at the Dallas Cowboys' domed stadium.

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The Southeastern Conference tournament floor in Atlanta's Georgia Dome sports a large, circular SEC in a lighter shade of shellac than the rest of the court, surrounding the regular SEC logo in the center circle. Here's a screen-capture from ESPN3.com.


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The Sun Belt tournament floor in New Orleans features a mural of the home city's skyline. Click here first and then, when the page comes up, click on the small photo of the floor to enlarge it. (Note the Superdome in the panorama.)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

College Spun's "13 Coolest Courts"

The website College Spun shows panoramic photos of what it considers the "13 Coolest Courts in College Basketball" (link). College Spun evidently has a preference for color- and design-saturated floors, many of which have been discussed (and critiqued) here on this blog.