Thursday, March 15, 2012

2012 College Postseason Open Thread

The same standardized court design is back again for the men's NCAA Division I tourney. Maybe there will be an interesting floor at some other level of competition (women's D-I NCAA, men's or women's NIT, D-II or III NCAA, or NAIA). Let us know of anything interesting you see.

5 comments:

  1. Drexel has an awesome new court design for this season, with two different wood shades, with the lighter shade being used for the large silhouette of the dragon spanning the length of the court.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. Is the design you described an update over the one depicted at the following link?

      http://bbcourts.blogspot.com/2011/02/if-you-like-fire-breathing-dragons.html

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  2. Alan:

    If I recall correctly, the NCAA wants the Div. I men's courts to be identical to provide a uniform look such that when watching games on TV, the viewer can't easily tell where the game is being played. I don't know, though, why that would be important, especially since the baselines say the city and name of the arena.

    Matt Rachmiel

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    1. I don't see why they would want that. That seems to be most people's top complaint with that look. If that's what the NCAA is going after, it just shows how out of touch they are with their fans.

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  3. I think the best thing the NCAA has done in recent years with these standardized courts, if thats possible, is to use a parquet floor for the regional in Boston. Every other court has been standard wood design, but it was a nice touch to use parquet in the Garden.

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