Friday, February 13, 2009

Matt Rachmiel on TCB Schematic Court Images (Part 1)

Over in the links section, on the right, where it says "All NCAA Court Designs," you can access schematic depictions of all NCAA Division I courts from the video game Total College Basketball.

New Jersey lawyer Matt Rachmiel tracks floor designs like no one else, and in a series of guest postings, he'll point out discrepancies between the linked schematic images and how particular schools' courts really are (NOTE: The text and link above have been lightly edited to more accurately reflect Matt's professional practice). Here are Matt's comments for the first several conferences (alphabetically)...

Here is my first batch of what I think are inaccuracies with the court designs shown. Inverse painted means the key is not painted but the 2-point area surrounding it is painted. Words in quotes are wordmarks on the court.

AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE

Albany: painted key, not "inverse" painted; conference logo on court
Binghamton: the paint surrounding the court is green at one end and black at the other end
Boston U: no paint, not inverse painted; "The Roof" on court
Hartford: "Hartford" on one sideline
Maine: painted key; conference logo at foul line
New Hampshire: volleyball lines on court; "New Hampshire" on sidelines
Stony Brook: conference logo at foul line
Vermont: "Catamounts" on court; conference logo on court

ATLANTIC 10

Dayton: no paint; "National City" on court; "Blackburn Court" on baselines
Duquense: parquet floor
George Washington: large logo at center court; "Tex Silverman Court" on court; "The George Washington University" on court; conference logo at foul line
UMass: "Mullins Center" on court
Richmond: "Robins Center" on one sideline
St Bonaventure: "St. Bonaventure University" on court; conference logo in key; not blank baselines
St. Joseph's: "Saint Joseph's University" on court
St. Louis: "Scottrade Center" on court; conference logo at foul line; "Billikens" on one sideline [Editor's note: SLU now plays in the on-campus Chaifetz Arena]
Temple: "John Chaney Harry Litwack" at center court; "The Liacouras Center Temple University" on court; logo on baselines

ACC

Florida St.: "Florida State Seminoles" on court; blank baselines
Georgia Tech: large logo at center court
NC St.: Painted key
Wake Forest: "Winston Salem" on one sideline

ATLANTIC SUN

North Florida: Volleyball lines on court; conf logo at foul line
Stetson: "Glenn Wilkes Court" on court; volleyball lines on court
Campbell: no paint; no logo on court
FAU: conf logo at foul line
Gardner Webb: Blank center court; logo on court; no paint; volleyball lines on court; conf logo in key
Jacksonville: "Billy N. Nimnicht Court" on court; painted key
Kennessaw St.: logo on court; "Convocation Center" on court
Mercer: no logo on court

BIG EAST

Cincy: no paint; "Fifth Third Bank" on court; "Fifth Third Arena" on one sideline
DePaul: "Ray & Marge Meyer Court" on court; conf logo at foul line
G'Town: conf logo at foul line
Louisville: conf logo at foul line
Marquette: "Bradley Center" on court
Pitt: conf logo at foul line
Providence: "Dave Garitt Court" on baselines; "Dunkin' Donuts Center" on sidelines
Rutgers: "The RAC" on court; conf logo at foul line
St. John's: logo on court; "Lou Carnasecca" on court; conf logo at foul line; "Carnasecca Arena" on baselines
Seton Hall: no parquet court; "Prudential Center" on court
South Florida: "Sun Dome" on sidelines; no basketball at foul line
Syracuse: conf logo at foul line
Villanova: conf logo at foul line

BIG SKY

E. Wash: volleyball lines on court
Idaho St.: volleyball lines on court
Montana: painted key; "The University of Montana" on court; "Grizzlies" on court; conf logo on court; logo in key; "Dahlberg Arena" on baselines
Montana St.: "Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply" on court
NAU: conf logo in key
Weber St.: no "Weber State University" on court; conf logo on court; logo on one sideline; painted key

BIG SOUTH

Charleston Southern: "Charleston Southern University" on court; conf logo at foul line
Coastal Carolina: multi-color key; volleyball lines; no blank baselines
High Point: no paint; volleyball lines; conf logo in key; no logo on court; no blank center court
Liberty: painted key; no "Liberty Flames" on court
UNC Asheville: conf logo on court; volleyball lines; painted key
Radford: no "Highlanders" on court
VMI: basketball at foul line; no "Cameron Hall" on court

BIG TEN

Michigan: has a new court design this year, either the key or the inverse is now painted [Editor's note: Here's a link; I'm a Michigan alumnus!]
Minnesota: "Cub" only on sideline

BIG TWELVE

Baylor: basketball at foul line
Nebraska: no conf logo on court
Ok. St.: painted key, no longer multi-colored key

BIG WEST

Cal Poly: "Cal Poly Mustangs" on court; conf logo at foul line, not on court
Cal St Fullerton: conf logo on court, not at foul line; volleyball lines; "Titans" at foul line
Cal St Northridge: volleyball lines; painted key; one blank baseline; "Cal State Northridge" on one sideline
Long Beach St: no paint; "The Pyramid Long Beach State Arena" on court
Pacific: volleyball lines
Cal-Irvine: "Bren Events Center" on court; conf logo at foul line, not on court; "Eater Nation" on one sideline; "UC Irvine" on one sideline
Cal-Riverside: painted key; volleyball lines; no blank baselines
UCSB: conf logo on court; no "Gauchos" on court

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