Sunday, April 3, 2011

Women's Final Four in Indy Narrows the Key

The women's Final Four in Indianapolis has keys that are a throwback to when the lane was much narrower (a thin maroon lane within a larger open key). At midcourt is a more modern, yet still conventional, Final Four logo.

UPDATE: In response to an inquiry in the Comments, I went ahead and drew the following picture in PowerPoint as an approximation, rather than trying to make a screen capture.

Here's a link to a Yahoo Sports article on the court (thanks to Brian in the Comments).

Here's a link to a video showing the old narrow key, circa 1953 (Wilt Chamberlain was born in 1936 and is described in the video as being 17).


  1. We like the blog Alan. Check out for pictures, details and updates on the 2011 Womens Final Four Floor

  2. Another hideous distraction from the real stars, the athletes!

  3. I'd love to know what you think of the comments over at the Yahoo sports blog. Most of them seem to be along the lines of "Who cares about women's basketball," but there are some people who will actually discuss the court, which is the topic for that blog post. The author of the post seems to have no clue that they key is a throwback design, which seems like a shame.