OT - New Oregon Basketball Floor

Submitted by Phil Davison on November 7th, 2010 at 2:08 PM

I'm sure many of you will catch this on yahoo sports but what does everyone think of the new Oregon basketball court? Tinker Hatfield (or Air Jordan design and fame) came up with the concept. Being a traditionalist, I think it's too much.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/blog/the_dagger/post/Oregon-s-n…

Comments

BlockM

November 7th, 2010 at 2:11 PM ^

I realize that our program is associated with tradition, and I love that, but not every program uses that as its foundation. That floor looks badass, and will fit in perfectly at Oregon.

Vasav

November 7th, 2010 at 2:16 PM ^

Tradition and simplicity are brands that Michigan wears well - literally and figuratively. For Oregon, a school that was miserable at football from WWII until the '90s, Nike is a fresh, cool looking brand that works for them. And yes, that floor does look badass.

Litt1e Rhino

November 7th, 2010 at 2:13 PM ^

The concept is very cool but I just don't think it's done very well. A little to much going on. Alot like there old football unis. But there new unis I absolutly love.

itself

November 7th, 2010 at 2:17 PM ^

I like the idea. The tree silhouettes look cool, but the burnt orange-brown color has got to go. If they'd gone with green itd be awesome.

wolverhorn

November 7th, 2010 at 2:21 PM ^

It took me a second to see what it actually was.  I like it though.  It's definitely Oregon.

I wonder how that white 3 point line is going to stand out at the top of the arch against the white center of the floor.  Are they going to change its color in that section or will it stand out better in real life?

FGB

November 7th, 2010 at 6:23 PM ^

The Ducks used to play at McArthur Court, called "Mac Court".  The new arena is named for Matthew Knight, Phil Knight's kid who died.  Thus, they're calling it "Matt Court".  The torii gate looking script of the "Matt" is sort of the ubiquitous logo for the arena.

baorao

November 7th, 2010 at 2:50 PM ^

as a wallpaper, where you can see the whole picture from overhead. I would imagine that on the floor itself or inside the arena it might just look like chaos.

sterling1213

November 7th, 2010 at 2:52 PM ^

Not only is it ugly but makes the lines difficult to see (esp. the half court and top of the three pt. line).  Refs already have a difficult job, adding lines with little color diference than the court only makes that job harder.  

Haxel Rose

November 7th, 2010 at 2:55 PM ^

The half court line is *barely* visible on the imbedded graphic, but I can't see it AT ALL on this actual photograph....is it just me, or is there seriously no half court line??

 

josejose50

November 7th, 2010 at 4:27 PM ^

I think they havent painted it on yet. They have to have a line there right? 

Seeing it in a picture, its actually not as bad as the graphic at the start of the thread. Wouldve liked it more if they toned down the tree stuff to stop at the out of bounds or just past it. The O and the Japanese writing below it are cool though, that will sell a lot of tshirts.

Search4Meaning

November 7th, 2010 at 3:31 PM ^

Remember this when you're buying anything Nike.  A part of those proceeds are going to the Oregon program.

Where was this program 10 years ago?  No where.

Nike cash infusion?  Sky's the limit..

Don't fund Oregon by buying Nike.