Written By: JR Francis•
Friday, November 9, 2012
The NCAA and the North Texas Local Organizing Committee Thursday unveiled the logo for the 2014 Men’s Final Four. The Final Four will be hosted by the Big 12 Conference and take place April 5 and 7 at Cowboys Stadium.
Dallas’ Reunion Arena hosted the 1986 Final Four, won by the University of Louisville. San Antonio hosted the Final Four in 1998, 2004 and 2008, while Houston hosted the event in 1971 and 2011. Houston is scheduled to host the 2016 Men’s Final Four as well. This will be the seventh Final Four played in Texas and the second in the North Texas region.
It had a similar style to the 2013 logo for the game in Atlanta, but with its own personal touches.
Looks as if the logo design is formulaic, but not exact copies with a “space for city” Interesting to see the ball as the O in the 2014 version, but Atlanta didn’t use their tired, trite peach as the O in the 2-13 version.
“The Big 12 Conference is excited to be the host conference for the 2014 Final Four,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “The logo is a wonderful design and is just one of many steps that will showcase the State of Texas, the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and the Big 12 Conference. We are proud to participate in unveiling the new logo for the 2014 version of March Madness.”
“We are thrilled to be hosting the 2014 Final Four at Cowboys Stadium along with the Big 12 Conference,” said Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President Charlotte Anderson. “The Final Four, the schools and their fans bring an energy and enthusiasm to the game of college basketball that is unmatched in any event I have ever seen. Today’s logo unveiling is the tipoff of what will be an exciting time in North Texas as our region comes together to play host to this great championship.”