Ohio State to get new floor at Value City Arena

Ohio State Floor


The Ohio State basketball teams will have a late present waiting for them when they return to the hardwood following the winter holiday. According to The Columbus Dispatch’s Bob Baptist, Value City Arena is getting a new floor that will be ready after Christmas. The design rivals that of Illinois’, particularly the school logo at midcourt superimposed over an outline of the state of Ohio.

Ohio State fans should enjoy this new feature, because it was a staple at St. John Arena. No, it’s not the same logo as the one in the old gym, but it’s a modern nod to it.

Other than that, the free-throw lanes, like the state outline at midcourt, will be stained darker, the “B1G” logo will be added below each free-throw line, and a Buckeye logo will sit at each corner of the court.

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J.C. on 12/5/2012 @ 6:13pm EDT Said:

Hate the fact that Ohio State has to put a Twitter hashtag on it’s damn basketball court, in addition to the web address.

But anything under the leadership of Gene Smith probably goes bad, so it’s not surprising.

BuckeyeCountry.net (@BuckeyeCountry) on 12/5/2012 @ 7:58pm EDT Said:

the hashtag and web address is pretty common among schools….. seen it on several football fields as well …. LOOK AROUND!

GJG on 12/28/2012 @ 6:20pm EDT Said:

I just want to see a return to actual color in the lanes. Points “in the paint” should actually be in the paint.

charles mikolsky on 2/2/2013 @ 2:31pm EDT Said:

the logo on the basketball court is it big or b1g ?

Delia Swords on 3/10/2013 @ 3:19pm EDT Said:

I don’t like the darker stain B1G and state outline. It looks like the floor is steal being refinished. It’s confusing when viewing on TV.