Thursday, March 17, 2011

NCAA, NIT, etc., Open Thread

Another year of the same, boring, standardized NCAA court.

We'll have to look to the NIT and other tournaments (CBI, CIT, NAIA) for more exciting courts...

Click here for a history of Wichita State's Wheat Shocker mascot.

Friday, March 11, 2011

2011 Conference Tournaments

Frequent contributor Matt Rachmiel notified me of a unique design element on the court for the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) men's and women's tournaments currently going on in Las Vegas. Along the baseline are depicted all of the member schools' logos, as seen on the left-hand side of the screen-capture photo (from this YouTube video of the women's game between New Mexico State and Hawai'i).

Also, Matt and I each independently noticed the huge logo at center-court for the Pac-10 tournament (which appears both at the Staples Center for the men's event and USC's Galen Center for the women's). A picture of the court is available here (scroll most of the way down when the new page opens).

Feel free to use the Comments section to discuss any conference-tournament floor designs, whether you love or hate any particular court.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Richmond's Spider Web

In the time I've been maintaining this blog, I've somehow neglected to showcase the University of Richmond Spiders' web logo at midcourt. The wavy lines meant to represent the web's silky thread are thin and perhaps hard to see, but you can click on the images to enlarge them. These screenshots were taken from this YouTube video.