UCF goes black for new basketball court design
JUN 24, 2013 1:09p ET
UCF is stepping up its game for its move to the American Athletic Conference, formerly the Big East, with a new blacktop design for its basketball court.
"The court is part of our branding," UCF men's basketball head coach Donnie Jones told UCFAthletics.com. "When you turn on the TV, you will know when UCF is playing. We are moving into a new league and will have new opportunities for exposure and the timing is right for a new floor, as well."
The new-look court almost died in development as the flooring company, Connor Sports Flooring, struggled to get the black stain to UCF officials' liking. But the company kept at it and finally hit on the shade that UCF wanted.
"I can't think of another court in college basketball that is like this one," UCF graphic designer Carlos Phillips told UCFAthletics.com.
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