There are plenty of positives to a life if one were to attend UCF. One of the most specific upsides is UCF’s proximity to Universal Orlando Resort; just a half-hour car ride southwest of campus, UCF students can make a day trip almost any time. 



Luckily for UCF’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, the Knights’ new floor at CFE Arena is bringing roller coasters — and palm trees — much closer to the hardwood. In fact, it’s putting them *on* the hardwood.

UCF introduced the latest edition of its court Wednesday. Out is the old two-toned look from last season, with a gray wood center court and tan wood inside the arcs.

The new court adds its own twist on Florida’s attractions, while giving the baselines a sharp spruce-up with white “Knights” lettering on black paint.

It’s certainly an Orlando-themed court, more than just a UCF-themed court, and the design really drives home the community effort with the tag line “Orlando’s Hometown Team” in white amidst the ferris wheel and foliage.

From the school: "The new court represents the Knights as Orlando's Hometown Team, featuring elements that highlight Orlando and Central Florida, including the climate, the attractions and the city."

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Overall, it’s a pretty bold statement from a team looking to kick off the season with a bang. The Knights’ first home game of the season Nov. 10 vs. Mercer.

Adam Hermann has written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia magazine, SB Nation, and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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