Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by BuffAlum2007, Sep 20, 2010.
My gf has a test in coors tonight and I'm going to walk her over to get a look myself. I'll try to get some pics when I'm there if no one beats me to it.
I did indeed make the trip to Coors tonight (on my way to grab a burrito). Here's what I was able to capture with my phone:
Here is one of the newly installed video boards. It may not look very different from here but I know this is a NEW video board. You'll find out how I know in just a minute.
It's kind of hard to see but we now have ribbon board on both long sides of the court. The fly-away baskets are also evident here. I think I like it.
I think they might be doing 360 degree ribbon board so perhaps this is next phase. I'm not sure what else it could be.
Here is one of our ex orange dot "video" boards. I hope I never have to look at one of these again.
well that was dissapointing. rep anyways.
You failed your test in Coors Events Center.
I had to do a bit of editing. This should be better
I don't give re-do's on my exams, but I'm glad you learned from your mistakes. You can make up the grade on the next exam. See you in class.
That scaffolding on the side is very interesting. Hope it is for more than a new paint job.
I might be a little bit worried if I weren't already on faculty...
thanks, GB, appreciate it...so are the fly away baskets going to be used for games or are they practice only?
That I don't know. I'll see what I can find out but if I had to guess I would bet they stay for games. They look pretty solid but we'll find out soon enough. Tip-off is in less than two months...
It's my understanding that the scaffolding is for the installation of sprinklers .... required by code because of the extensive renovations to the building (the new practice facility is attached to the CECC so counts as a 'renovation')
:woot: New Sprinklers!
That is crushingly disappointed.
Fly away baskets look totally ghetto. Not impressed but I guess the new video boards are better than nothing
Wow those fly away backboards look terrible.
Who thought that would be a good idea?
I remember hearing Mike Bohn talk about the fly away backboards, and he was getting really excited. I was thinking to myself then, what is he talking about, they got rid of those things years ago for good reasons. Luckly my seats arent behind those hidious things.
wow I was really hoping the video boards would be bigger, but I guess it is better than the etc a sketch boards they had before
I believe the fly away boards are a big swing arm. They come up out of the way for games, but help to make practices more efficient by giving you the 4 additional hoops to practice on. They shouldn't affect sight lines at all.
+1. Thats why they are called FLY AWAY boards. Should be interesting to see if they keep the 2 on the ends of the court down for games tho.
I'm sure this the case. For all the improvements being done we don't want to look like a high school gym.
Exactly Buffnik, these are for practice, not a Game, practice!!!
then why the **** are we building a practice facility?
Since the new practice facility won't be ready until next season, somethng was needed for this season. IIRC, after the new cushioned BB floor was installed in the CECC, they were unable to use their old movable baskets to provide the additional hoops needed for practice sessions. They would have damaged the new floor, I believe. So the fly-away baskets are to provide the needed extra baskets for this seasons practices. Maybe they then plan to move them to the new practice facility since they will no longer be needed at the CECC. (At least that would seem to me to be the smart thing to do) By the way, I was at the CECC for the volleyball match tonight and the baskets go way up and are totally out of the way.... no impact on line of sight.
In case this is a serious question, it's because we currently have 3 programs trying to schedule a single facility for practices while working around game and class schedules. MBB, WBB and VB have been at a huge competitive disadvantage due to this. It has also hurt recruiting to not have facilities that measure up (this gets them extra locker, meeting, workout and film rooms too).
I dont think the problem is with the side baskets being within sight, it is just the normal baskets for people sitting up in the cheap seats on the ends. Also those baskets have always been there, or at least have been for the last 7 or 8 years, they just never came down, I assumed that since they started using the roll away baskets, or they broke, either way there was no longer a need for them, and it cost too much to take them out. Ill keep a open mind, but I am not much of a fan.
If they need them for the cushioned floor, then fair enough, but what is a cushioned Basketball floor?
Basically it is just easier on the knees.
Here's a DP article, from early this year, with lots of info about the floor
Thanks for the link, BeBe.
I liked this quote:
This is the type of stuff that we can use in recruiting. Later in the article it said we plan on using this product for our practice courts, too. As a recruit (or recruit's parent), I would be impressed by CU's commitment to provide me with the safest possible courts to guard against wear and tear on my knees. Only a handful of universities can offer this facility.
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