Saturday, December 19, 2009

Cowboys (Football) Stadium for Texas vs. UNC Hoops

The new Dallas Cowboys' football stadium hosted a college basketball game today between defending NCAA men's champion North Carolina and up-and-coming hoops power Texas. The court design was pretty conventional, as shown in this Houston Chronicle slide show. The Cowboys-style stars in the corners added a nice touch, though.

[Previously, I said the game was at Reliant Stadium, home to the NFL's Houston Texans. I have edited the posting to correct this error.]

On a separate matter, I noticed in some ESPN highlights of today's West Virginia at Cleveland State game that the Vikings have a pretty elaborate center-court logo. Here's a screen capture from's archived video of the game.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shellac Attack!

Here are two schools that use shellac in opposite ways to darken sections of their respective courts and set up a contrast with the lighter wood. Michigan's floor is predominantly light, but has a darker area between the key and the three-point arc. Alabama's is just the opposite: predominantly an enhanced shade of wood, with the area between the key and arc lighter than the rest.

Monday, December 7, 2009

PAC-10 on UCLA Pauley Pavilion Floor

Matt Rachmiel notified me about a "PAC-10" wordmark that appears new on the floor of UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. It'll be interesting to see if the wordmark is permanent, or was just used for the Kansas game in the Big 12-Pac 10 Hardwood Series. Here's the original source for the video capture.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Neat Center-Court Design from Texas High School

Via Matt Rachmiel: If you go to today's Uni Watch entry, then scroll down to "News Ticker," you'll see an item about the center-court decoration for the Kerrville Tivy High (Texas) Antlers. Click on the link there to see a very intriguing design.