I found an article on USA Today earlier this week about the company that makes the ‘Floors’ for the NCAA Tournament.
According to USA Today the portable Final Four court at New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome is one of 21 produced for this year’s NCAA men’s and women’s tournament sites by Connor Sports Flooring.
The company makes new floors every year for both Tournaments. (the used ones are sold, or in some cases the school who wins the Tournament on the ‘Floor’ will take it home, as Michigan State did several years ago.)
Each court is made by hand.
USA Today wrote a College Basketball story on probably the most important part of College Basketball that you may not even realize. You see the center of it at tipoff in it’s prime before every game. They produced a video that is narrated by the workers who create the floors. From the beginnning in the forest to the final product in the Superdome at the end, it’s a great watch if you have a few minutes.
When you watch the games this weekend, it may give you heads up on being the smartest person in the room or the biggest nerd.
Oregon Ducks This Week:Oregon Basketball: Coach Dana Altman Chats with Jim Rome about NCAA Seeding, Oklahoma State and the Season NCAA Tournament: A Closer Look At The Big 12, Marcus Smart And The Oklahoma State Cowboys LinkedUp: Bracketology 101, Don’t Be A Moron And The Oregon 1939 Championship Revisited