UPDATE: NW passes on all-purple court

Submitted by The Barwis Effect on August 17th, 2011 at 1:31 AM

You might recall a few weeks back when we addressed the four proposals that fans could vote for on Facebook and touched upon the one rods-and-cones-scarring possibility that the court would end up looking like this. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed and the least awful option was selected.

Below is sample illustrating how the stained floor will actually look upon completion:


That’s actually not too shabby. You know what? Democracy: sometimes, it actually works!





August 17th, 2011 at 6:31 AM ^

Northwestern went with the more sensible choice here, but  I will say, the purple one would have given them a great psychological advantage. It was, after all, pretty distracting. 


August 17th, 2011 at 10:52 AM ^

sandblasted and faded the new thing?  Because I would hope a private university could afford enough coats of paint to make the purple...purple.

At least this will probably prevent the football stadium from going all purple.