Basketball fans at the University of North Texas will get to decide how the court looks when the Mean Green hit the hardwood next season.
The Denton Record-Chronicle reports that fans will get to choose from among three distinct court designs when the Super Pit’s floor is refinished. Voting will be conducted via online poll.
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Vote on the poll below (also pinned on our account) to help us choose the new #SuperPit design!— UNT Athletics (@MeanGreenSports) July 8, 2019
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The poll runs through Friday, and the winner will be announced at a later date.
Fans will choose from designs including a lit McConnell Tower, a swooping green eagle, and a UNT flag spanning the entire court.
The designs represent a trend in college athletics, where more traditional court designs have been left behind in favor of those that feature a more unique look. As the Record-Chronicle points out, some of UNT’s Conference USA rivals have courts that follow the trend, including Florida International’s beach look and the University of Texas El Paso’s mirrored pickaxes.
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Fan voting for court designs has been a trend recently as well, and schools such as the University of Memphis and the University of Nebraska have opened up their court designs to fans in recent years.