Husker Fans Can Vote on New Court Design for Pinnacle Bank Arena
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Husker Fans Can Vote on New Court Design for Pinnacle Bank Arena

April 01, 2019

Do you want to choose what the court looks like for Fred Hoiberg’s first game as Nebraska’s head basketball coach?

Lucky day.

Nebraska is changing its court design for the 2019-20 season and is opening up the process to fans. The main Husker Twitter account tweeted four options for fans to choose from on Monday. 

https://twitter.com/Huskers/status/1112779905606041601

The first option is a basic, oversized Nebraska “N” at center court. The second features the script “Huskers” wordmark over center court. The second two feature the state’s shape stained at center court behind a Nebraska “N” or Husker script. 

Option No. 4 is the closest of the designs to the current look. 

Fans can vote on the new court design up until Friday.

https://twitter.com/Huskers/status/1112779908164583424

There has also been one popular write-in.

https://twitter.com/ConnorHapper/status/1112781016777809920

The decision to change up the appearance comes, in part, with an eye toward visibility. Nebraska is opting for a uniform-looking hardwood, something schools across the country are turning to in order to help with appearance on TV broadcasts. 

Since Pinnacle Bank Arena opened, the Huskers’ hardwood has featured red baselines (which have been removed in the new designs) and darker sections inside the 3-point line and around the key. 

The four new looks all add red to the paint (it can actually be referred to as “the painted area” now) but keep the color of the court consistent throughout. 

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