- Old Dominion is now the second school to my knowledge to put a state shape (in this case, Virginia's) at center-court, filled in with a symbolic logo. ODU's nickname is the Monarchs, but it is a lion monarch (perhaps the king of the jungle?) that is embedded within the state of Virgina. A visual depiction of the court is available here. The previous school to embed a logo in a state shape is East Carolina, which features a Pirate design within the shape of North Carolina.
- Cal has now joined the huge-logo club (for other members, see here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). ESPN.com's Eamonn Brennan gives the new Golden Bears' floor high marks, but I think the logo is too big. Brennan's article also contains a time-lapse video of the old floor being sanded-down and repainted.
- UConn has a new Husky logo, plus changes have been made to the keys (from solid blue to empty) and area between the keys and three-point arcs (from nothing to dark shellac). Click here for a new/old comparison.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Summer Updates: ODU, Cal, and UConn
Frequent contributor Matt Rachmiel has brought news of
two three new court designs to my attention: