Saturday, March 22, 2014
Please Change The NCAA Tournament Courts
CHANGE THESE COURTS! THEY ARE BORING!
You can see the photo to the left. That is how every court looks. The "left" side of the court has the name of the city on the baseline. The "right" side of the court has the name of the arena. Aside from that and the logo of the host school or conference in the corners of the out of bounds area, there is no different between courts.
Turn to the Saint Louis-Louisville game in Orlando ... or the North Dakota State-San Diego State game in Spokane and you can't tell where you are at. And that's a shame.
Not too long ago, the courts were pretty much like the school or arena's normal court look, minus some sponsorship ads and adding some NCAA graphics. I liked that. It gave every arena a flavor and helped differ the games for the viewer at home.
After all these years of complaining, I will concede something: Keep the design if you want. But change the color.
Fine. Have the boring, uniform courts. But at least let's change the colors. Ditch the black and blue everywhere. Below are the cities that the tournament is held in and the colors (baseline, free throw circle) that they should use. I'm trying to make it the colors of the host school.
Buffalo: Purple, gold (after Niagara)
Milwaukee: Yellow, blue (after Marquette)
Orlando: Black, blue (normal Orlando colors)
Raleigh: Red, white (after NC State)
San Antonio: Black, orange (after UT-San Antonio)
San Diego: Black, red (after SD State)
Spokane: Crimson, gray (after Washington State)
St. Louis: Blue, white (after Saint Louis Billikens)
Anaheim: Red, black (normal Honda Center colors)
Indianapolis: Red, gold (after IUPUI)
Memphis: Blue, black (after Memphis Tigers)
New York: Blue, orange (normal MSG colors)
Dallas: Blue, gray (after the Dallas Cowboys)
If you have any other combinations that would work, feel free to change them.