Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rachmiel on Court Designs (Part 2)

Guest contributor Matt Rachmiel has been reviewing the schematic depictions of NCAA Division I courts from an online compendium (available where it says "All NCAA Court Designs" in the links section to the right). Matt has been painstakingly examining the depictions and pointing out what appear to him to be inaccuracies. In Part 1, he summarized the conferences ranging alphabetically from America East to Big West (and also defined his terminology). Here's the next set of conferences:

COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Delaware: Logo on court; "Bob Carpenter Center" on court; key only painted
Drexel: Half circle behind foul line only painted; logo on court; volleyball lines
George Mason: "Mason Nation" on court
Georgia St.: volleyball lines; key painted
William & Mary: "Kaplan Arena" on court

CONFERENCE USA

Houston: logo on one sideline
Marshall: conf logo in key, not on court
SMU: key painted; "Moody Coliseum" on court; "Dallas, Texas" on court; conf logo at foul line; no "SMU" at foul line
So. Miss.: inverse painted; no "Golden Eagles" on sidelines
Tulane: no paint; "Tulane" on court; no logo on court; volleyball lines; conf logo in key
Tulsa: half circle behind foul line only painted
UCF: no paint
UTEP: key painted; conf logo at foul line, not in key

HORIZON LEAGUE

Cleveland St.: large logo at center court; conf logo at foul line; no basketball at foul line; "CSUVikings.com" on sidelines [note, this is a rarity among college courts and may be the only one; it is common among NBA courts]
Detroit: no "Callahan Hall" on baselines
UIC: parquet floor
Loyola (IL): logo on court; conf logo at foul line, not on court
UWM: no conf logo on court
Wright St.: painted key
Youngstown St.: no "Beeghly Center" on court; conf logo on baselines, thus no blank baselines

INDEPENDENTS [note, some of these teams have since joined conferences]

North Dakota St.: "Art & Norene Bunker Court" on court; Summit League logo at foul line
No. Colorado: key painted; large logo at center court; Big Sky logo at foul line; no "Northern Colorado" on sidelines
Savannah St.: blank center court; no paint; logo on court, but not at center court; volleyball lines; "Tiger Pride" on one sideline
South Dakota St.: Summit League logo at foul line
Texas Pan American: "IBC" on court; "NCAA" on court; volleyball lines; "Texas Pan American" on sidelines
Texas A&M CC: Inverse painted; NCAA Basketball logo on court; "American Bank Center" on one baseline, but not on court; "Islanders" on one sideline
Cal-Davis: key only painted; "Go Aggs!" on court; Big West logo on court; basketball at foul line; logo on one sideline
Utah Valley St.: inverse painted

IVY LEAGUE

Brown: entire 2 point area painted; logo in corners [such as at North Carolina]
Columbia: blank center court; logo on court; no blank baselines
Cornell: "Cornell" on court, conf logo on court
Dartmouth: conf logo on court
Harvard: blank baselines
Penn: conf logo on court; "Ivy League" on one baseline
Yale: large logo at center court; inverse painted; conf logo on court

METRO-ATLANTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Canisius: "Canisius" on court [Editor's note: Going back to when I (Alan) lived in Buffalo in the nineties, Canisius has played an occasional game at HSBC Arena]
Fairfield: "Arena at Harbor Yards" [plural, not singular] on court
Iona: no paint; "Gaels" on court, not "Iona College"; conf logo in key, not on court
Loyola (MD): conf logo on court, not in key; "MAAC" at foul line; no basketball at foul line; no blank baselines
Manhattan: "MAAC" at foul line, not on court; no blank baselines
Marist: conf logo at foul line, not on court
Niagara: "Niagara University" on court; no "Gallagher Center" on court; conf logo on court
Rider: key painted; logo on court; conf logo at foul line; no "Rider University" on court
St. Peter's: no paint; no blank baselines; "Peacocks" and "Peahens" on court [note, another rare example where both the men's and women's teams' nicknames are on the court]
Siena: blank center court; "Siena" on court, but no logo on court; no "Pepsi Arena" on baselines

MID-CONTINENT CONFERENCE (now the SUMMIT LEAGUE)

Chicago St. (now an Independent): key painted; NCAA logo on court; no blank baselines
IUPUI: "The Jungle" on court; basketball at foul line; blank baselines
Oakland (Mich.): conf logo at foul line
Oral Roberts: conf logo at foul line; no "Mabee Center" on court
Southern Utah: blank center court; conf logo at foul line, not on court; "Southern Utah University" on sidelines
UMKC: "UMKC" on court; conf logo at foul line, not on court; "Kansas City Missouri" on baselines; "Municipal Arena" on sidelines; "Kansas City" on court
Valpo: Large logo at center court, not on court; no paint; conf logo at foul line; "Valparaiso" on sidelines
W. Illinois: parquet floor; conf logo on court

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Ball St: blank center court; logo on court; no "Cardinals" on court; no conf logo in key; no "John E. Worthen Arena" on sidelines
C. Michigan: no paint; conf logo on sideline, not on court
E. Michigan: no paint; conf logo on court, not under basket; no basketball at foul line; no "NCAA" or "Eagles" on sidelines
Kent St: no paint; conf logo at foul line, not on court
NIU: "Convocation Center" on court; conf logo on court, not at foul line; logo at foul line
Ohio U: "The Convo" at foul line; no conf logo at foul line
Toledo: no paint; conf logo on court
W. Michigan: large logo at center court

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Coppin St: key painted; "MEAC Sports" at foul line; no blank baselines
Delaware St: inverse painted; "MEAC" on court; basketball at foul line; no "Delaware State University" on sidelines
FAMU: no blank center court; "MEAC Sports" on court; volleyball lines
Hampton: logo on court; no "Pirates" on court
UMES: volleyball lines
Morgan St: no paint; basketball at foul line; volleyball lines; no blank baselines
Norfolk St: no paint; "MEAC Sports" on court; no "NSU" on court; volleyball lines
NC A&T: [note, I have a different court altogether, but the court shown is most likely a recent change because it includes the name of the court on the court itself]
S Carolina St: "SC State" on court; volleyball lines; "MEAC" in key

MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE

Bradley: no "Peoria Civic Center" on court
Drake: logo on court; no "Drake" on court; no conf logo at foul line; "The Knapp Center" on baselines
Evansville: "Roberts Stadium" on court
Ill St: conf logo on court, not at foul line; "Redbird Arena" on sidelines
Ind St: "Hulman Center" on sidelines
Missouri St: "John Q. Hammons Student Center" on court; "Missouri State" on court; conf logo at foul line; no blank baselines
UNI: "Robert J. McCoy Court" on court; no logo on court; no "McLeod USA" on court; no "Northern Iowa" on sidelines
SIU: "Harry L. Crisp Sr. Court" on court [note, I saw this court on TV last week and didn't notice it, so it may have been removed]

MOUNTAIN WEST

Air Force: no paint; "Clune Arena" on court; conf logo at foul line, not on court; no blank baselines
BYU: key painted
New Mexico: no paint; "University of New Mexico" on court; "Bob King Court" on court
UNLV: no paint; no "Thomas & Mack Center" on court
Utah: conf logo on court, not at foul line
Wyoming: no blank center court; no paint; no logo on court; no blank baselines

NORTHEAST

CCSU: "Blue Devils" on court; no "Central Connecticut State University" on sidelines
FDU: no "Knights" on court
LIU: key painted; volleyball lines; conf logo in key; no blank baselines
Monmouth: conf logo in key, not at foul line
Mt St Mary's: inverse painted; "Coach Jim Phelan 1954-2003" on court
Quinnipiac: "Quinnipiac Bobcats" on court; "Lender Court" on court; no blank baselines
Robert Morris: no paint; volleyball lines; conf logo in key; no blank baselines; no www.rmu.edu on court
Sacred Heart: parquet floor; "Sacred Heart University" on court
St. Francis (NY): key painted; "Terriers" on court; no "Peter Aquilone Court" on court [note, the design shown may be a recent change]
St. Francis (PA): key painted; volleyball lines; conf logo in key; no blank baselines
Wagner: parquet floor

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