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PHOTO: FIU’s beach court is almost done, and it’s awesome

Apr 11, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT


This is what FIU’s new basketball court looks like.

Awesome, right?

Here are some details, courtesy of Matt Norlander:

FIU and then-coach Richard Pitino, who is now at Minnesota, floated out the idea of radically redesigning the school’s home court about three weeks ago. The vote was made in late March, the re-paint project began on March 28, and here we are, a beach embossed on the boards down in Miami. The paint job cost approximately $25,000, according to FIU’s athletic office.

It might be tough to see the out of bounds lines up by the waves rolling in, but you know what? I don’t care. This is awesome.

You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.

  1. eagles512 - Apr 11, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Horrible-it’s college basketball not an MTV rock and jock game.

  2. klownboy - Apr 11, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Hey, FIU’s getting the attention it’s looking for…

  3. royhobbs39 - Apr 11, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    I have a very similar looking beach towel.

  4. lawrinson20 - Apr 11, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    “Awesome?” I suppose. If you’re the type of person who dreams of owning a (current) Corvette, and your style cues come from Tommy Bahama.

    It’s horrendous. Looks like a bad illustration you might find on a Panama City beach towel. A travesty.

    These ridiculous courts (add Boise State’s blue turf), and those disgusting Adidas NCAAbb uniforms are tasteless jokes.

    You would think the NCAA would have standards and guidelines to prevent this manner of atrocity, but they’re seemingly busy with other misadventures. The world has lost its figurative mind.

  5. nawlinsmitty - Apr 11, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    UGLY……plain and simple.

  6. boyshole25 - Apr 14, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    They still suck wrap them in any gift wrap you want the present still sucks

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