Photo: Hockey teams add 'B1G' logo to ice

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A season ago, Big Ten football and basketball fans had to get used to seeing the “B1G” logo on their teams’ sacred playing surfaces. The conference made the logo mandatory on all football fields, basketball courts and jerseys, and now it’s implementing the same rule across other sports. Like hockey.

The first season of the new Big Ten hockey season doesn’t start until the winter, but pictures of the logo on ice have been surfacing. Above, you can see the logo in front of the blue lines, both facing mid-ice, at Ohio State. Here it is at Michigan State.

This is an addition most casual fans won’t even notice. As for the hardcore fans who don’t like change to their arenas, while the logo may not grow on you, after time, it won’t be as distracting, noticeable.

At least, that seems to be the case with the volume of complaints regarding the logo in football and basketball.

About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.

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Mitch Green on 8/20/2013 @ 6:40pm EDT Said:

What’s the V stand for?

APS on 8/21/2013 @ 9:50pm EDT Said:

“V” is for Value City Arena. It is the Schottenstein Center but the Arena within the facility is the Value City Arena. Hope that helps.