Thursday, December 22, 2011

NBA Court Changes 2011-12

According to Uni Watch (via Matt Rachmiel), "the Blazers, Pistons, Raptors, Rockets, Thunder and Wizards have made adjustments to their court designs." If you go to Uni Watch's NBA preview and scroll way down, you'll see a link to view these new courts. Most of the changes seem modest in scope, except for those of the Wizards, who changed their logo and team colors to match more closely with the red, white, and blue scheme of the late 1970s Washington Bullets.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Butler Did It! (Expand Its Center-Court Logo)

Frequent contributor Matt Rachmiel informed me that Butler University has added the school name under its traditional Bulldog center-court logo at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. In the past, only the logo was present. Below is a screen capture of ESPN.com's online highlights of Wednesday night's Butler game, hosting Xavier.


I suppose it's just the font, but looking at the word BUTLER on the court almost makes me seasick!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

U Can't Miss Miami's Giant Center-Court U

Following up on my previous posting about Nebraska's huge "N" at center-court, I see now that the University of Miami has a giant "U" gracing the center of its court. The following screen capture is from the ESPN3.com archive of tonight's Memphis at Miami contest.


When will it end?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Nebraska the Latest to Go Huge at Center Court

As has been abundantly documented on this site, more and more schools have been going to huge center-court logos in recent years (for example, here, here, here, and here). Last night's Wake Forest at Nebraska game in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge displayed the Cornhuskers' contribution to this trend (screen capture below from this video).


This video from last year confirms that the "N" used to be much smaller. Also, there was not the solid white area in the interior of the letter.