Photos: Wildcats unveil new court design

Northwestern released the design for its new court at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Wednesday morning. The new floor is a much more classic look than the one the Wildcats played on the last two seasons.

The biggest changes – other than the elimination of the crayola-like purple shade that didn’t match the midcourt logo – are the darker shade of wood, the Wildcat-less “N” midcourt logo and the addition of the Northwestern Stripe under both baskets. The latter is an excellent touch – just as it was on the school’s uniforms.

Another small change: The “B1G” logo is moving from outside the free-throw line to inside the key.

Yes, the reference to being “Chicago’s Big Ten Team” is staying.

Here’s a comparison of the two court:

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Chaz on 7/16/2014 @ 6:34pm EST Said:

This is a much better paint scheme. I like it better than that purple haze 3 point area.

StvInEvanston on 7/16/2014 @ 6:46pm EST Said:

This looks good. They really should have gotten their money back for that last design though?

HoosierHysteria5 on 7/16/2014 @ 7:32pm EST Said:

I really like the new look!