Thursday, July 23, 2015

Northern Colorado Simplifies Court Design

Via Matt Rachmiel and Uni Watch (via Ryan Pfeifer), Northern Colorado is getting a new floor. The new design features very little paint at all, with empty keys, empty areas inside the three-point arcs, and a mid-court Bear logo with only the outline painted. The school previously had a much busier floor.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Pan American Games -- Toronto

Above is a screen-capture of the basketball court-design for the Pan American Games, currently taking place in Toronto. There's a thick yellow ring around the main logo -- perhaps meant to depict a gold medal -- that I could do without. Other than that, I think it's a nice design. PASO stands for Pan American Sports Organization, whereas ODEPA represents the organization's name in Portuguese (the official language of next year's Olympic host, Brazil), the Organização Desportiva Pan-Americana.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Recent Visit to Purdue's Mackey Arena

I recently passed through Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and naturally I had to go by the Boilermakers' basketball facility, Mackey Arena. The building was open so I went in and took the following picture of the court (on which you can click to enlarge).

As it turns out, Purdue has made some modest changes to the floor design for next season. We don't usually cover arena exteriors on this blog, but Mackey's golden roof is worth displaying...