Big Ten Teams Unveil New Courts
Thoughts? To me, the biggest winner of the new designs has to be Purdue, which implements different shades of hardwood – a big-time fad right now – and replaced its midcourt locomotive logo with the school’s “P” logo. That’s a huge improvement. I’ve always been a fan of Michigan’s court design, and I like the addition of the new shades of hardwood, to go along with keeping the paint untouched. Illinois went with a simpler look, not to mention a lot less blue. Northwestern added a ton of purple – paint on midcourt logo and lines and stain on inside of arc and baselines – and incorporated its school slogan: “Chicago’s Big Ten Team.” Lastly, Iowa made a less dramatic change, opting to enlarge its midcourt Hawkeye logo, although not to the obnoxious extent of some Big 12 schools.