If you are looking for a university with the most flair involving their athletic programs, the University of Oregon is easily who you are looking for. Their football team has attracted the attention of fans from Boston to Portland with their unique football jersey combinations that they started unveiling years back.
From then on, recruits have had their interest piqued by the school's ever-evolving style in regard to their athletics teams. This year, their pioneering spilled over to the basketball team's Matthew Knight Arena, where Nike created college basketball's most unique basketball court to date.
“We wanted to design the most iconic television presence possible for the University of Oregon by conjuring up a highly unique and visible basketball floor design,” according to Nike's Tinker Hatfield. “It’s inspired by our beautiful tree-covered region and the UO 1939 NCAA Championship basketball team nick-named the ‘Tall Firs”.
Since Oregon Ducks football began unveiling their new jersey schemes each year, other division one schools have followed suit. Now, it is only a matter of time until basketball teams across the country start mimicking the Ducks. Thanks to freelance designer Jake Donahue, here are a few ideas for major college teams to get started with.
If the following teams ever do create arenas like the University of Oregon, they would take the term "home court advantage" to a whole new level. Enjoy!