Northwestern unveils new court design and video board (PHOTO)

Northwestern unveils new court design and video board (PHOTO)
July 16, 2014, 11:30 am
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Maryland's in the Big Ten now, remember? The glasses and the ice cream and the banners and the festivities. That all happened.

So now you've got to keep up with the arms race around a new conference, which means we lock in today on Evanston, Ill., and Northwestern. Maryland's Under Armour brethren are upgrading their facilities at Welsh-Ryan Arena, an announcement made in June, and we now have a photographic rendering.

The description from the school's release reads like a teaser below a steak on high end restaurant's menu:

"A center-hung two-sided display will face the north and south sides of the arena with each of the two boards measuring 23 feet wide and covering 280 square feet," it reads. "Additionally, boards will be mounted on both the east and west walls of the facility behind each basket. Those displays are 25 feet wide and cover 238 square feet."

Sounds delectable. 

Northwestern will also be repainting its court, moving away from the Charlotte Hornets-inspired court (compare that with Charlotte's old look here) and toward more of a traditional, retro feel.

Good look or bad look?

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