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Another new ESPN graphics package for College Basketball

Discussion in 'Sport Center' started by Spring Rubber, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Spring Rubber

    Spring Rubber AM Anchor

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    This is unprecedented considering that ESPN college basketball just got new graphics in January 2016, but ESPN decided that they needed to launch a new package already.

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  2. Viper550

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    I mentioned this on the ESPN thread earlier when SEC Network was testing them on a pre-season game. That scoreboard is an absolute mess; it's like an unholy mashup of the NCAA March Madness look with ideas from the NBA package and other elements.

    But it gets worse if you're on ESPN3 and have no ticker. Who thought this was a good idea?



    Why couldn't they just take the NBA scoreboard and re-skin it with the fonts/aesthetic of everything else? Besides the lack of possession indicator or foul count, it was practically perfect.
     
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  3. Spring Rubber

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    Holy cow, THAT'S what it looks like when the BottomLine is off the screen? That is atrocious.
     
  4. Viper550

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    They got rid of the "frame" behind the scoreboard, and added win-loss records under a line (I would have preferred putting timeouts down there instead like the NBA scoreboard but meh).

    Also, apparently a lot of Kentucky fans were up in arms about the abbreviation they gave them on the game against Kansas...



    It's worth noting that SEC Network actually used "UK" just a week ago

     
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  5. NCFLMedia

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    I was watching that game against Kansas and I thought that was Kent State University.
     
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    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    And then on SportsCenter they abbreviated with the standard UK and KU for the teams. Either spelled it out completely like the March Madness graphics, or settle for the accepted abbreviations. Not a complicated concept.
     
  7. Spring Rubber

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    Did they completely eliminate displaying timeouts with the updated layout?
     
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    Those are the dots on the left or right side. Especially after the "Kent" mess Tuesday night, I loathe this scoreboard. It reminds me of what someone at a public access station would hack together, and their ADHD son throwing in 'feedback' like check paper-like swirls and that awful 'they scored' effect (just roll the number).
     
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    Florida and Gonzaga found a way to make the new scoreboard go tilt; go to a second overtime, and you lose the shot clock.
     
  10. Spring Rubber

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    Bravo, great design.
     
  11. Viper550

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    Meanwhile, even Sinclair is doing better...



    (and apparently this game was quite messy. Alabama had to play around 10 minutes of 3 on 5 basketball due to a bench ejection, foul out, and injury happening in succession. Then they lost 99-94)
     
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    Problem, college ball's shot clock is 30 seconds, the shot clock is off.
     
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    We're getting there. The stupid banner without the BottomLine is gone, full team names are back, the team names are justified differently for each side, the timeout dots were moved next to the score, and the fouls/possession indicator have been moved to a strip below the team name/record.

    It looks a little better.

     
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    Still not nearly as good as the previous graphics.
     
  16. Viper550

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    I wonder why ESPN just didn't use the same scoreboard layout they use for college football; by removing the down counter, you'd have enough room to stretch the team boxes to fit in the foul count, plus you already have possession arrows and timeouts.
     
  17. Spring Rubber

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    Looks like that graphics package is on the way out. I'd expect them to have new college football graphics either for the CFB Playoff this season or for the start of next season. They'll probably just re-use the special gold version of the existing graphics for this season, though.
     
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    Wonder if ESPN will transition to something else for MLB next season.

    (And if the New Fox Sports will last the 2018 season if ESPN buys the regionals)...
     
  19. 24994J

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    Any transfer of the RSN's is going to talk a long time. I wouldn't be stunned if the transition (if it even happens) wasn't fully settled til 2020.
     

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