On Thursday morning, the WVU athletic department continued the roll out of their new Nike GIG branding with the design for the Coliseum floor.
The floor that is being replaced has been in place since Bob Huggins’ second season (2008) with only minor adjustments like changing the Big East logo to the Big 12 logo, moving back the three-point line and introducing the cylinder.
Here’s is the latest version of that floor:
The athletic department revealed the court design in a video on Twitter.
Throughout the 49-year history of the #WVU Coliseum, our floor has shown the world who we are. It’s time for the next chapter!#HailWV— WVU Sports (@WVUSports) May 23, 2019
*Rendering is conceptual and subject to change pic.twitter.com/VVQdQ8QnBa
The new court design (which the university states is still conceptual and subject to change) gets rid of the gold paint on each baseline and uses font consistent with the new wordmark introduced at the Gold-Blue spring game last month.
The new floor also includes the West Virginia state outline (for the first time since 2001) with a different shade of wood behind a much larger Flying WV.
To finish off the design, impressions of mountains were put in the lower sideline (opposite the teams’ benches).
Here’s the complete new design:
The new Coliseum floor will formally debut at WVU volleyball’s home opener sometime in mid-August. Huggins and his squad will christen the new floor on Nov. 8 when the Mountaineers host Akron in their season opener.