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George Washington University Adds Monument Images To Basketball Court

George Washington University's basketball and volleyball teams will soon play on a court featuring images of the White House, U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument.
George Washington University's basketball and volleyball teams will soon play on a court featuring images of the White House, U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument.

Washington, D.C. is dotted by iconic monuments and federal buildings, and soon a local university's basketball court will be dotted by images of those very monuments and buildings.

Yesterday George Washington University unveiled a new design for the floor of the wooden court in the Charles E. Smith Center where the university's basketball and volleyball teams compete. The design includes silhouettes of the White House, U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument.

"When people around the world are watching our games, we want them to immediately recognize and understand the university's unique setting in the middle of the action in this world-class city," said Patrick Nero, the university's director of athletics and recreation.

George Washington University won't be alone in sprucing up its basketball court, though—Florida International University recently added a beach image to its court, while Oregon focused on a forest theme for its court.

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