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2017 Final Four Logo Unvieled

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The NCAA unveiled the 2017 Final Four logo earlier today. Just like the 2016 logo, it continues to build off the new template the NCAA implemented last year.

However, unlike this year's Final Four logo, this one screams Arizona and Phoenix:

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I wasn't sure how I felt about the new template when the Houston logo was unveiled, but I love this logo. It is also great to see the Final Four head West of Texas. What do you guys think?

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This is pretty good. I assume we'll be seeing this format for a few more years before they change to something new.

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Oooh boy, that's a really nice logo. It captures the Arizona look very, very well. It's going to look very good as a patch as well, and I can imagine the court design and stadium decor to go along with it will be great as well. I'm definitely a fan.

Also, I'll say it (not intending to derail, but make a point to the standard the NCAA has set for templated(?) championship branding): the NFL needs to pay some hard attention to the Final Four branding and get thier Super Bowl crap figured out. Something even remotely close in idea to what the NCAA is doing would be a vast improvement.

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The Final Four template hasn't bothered me as much as the Super Bowl one big reason. Its well done, fairly free of trend, and brings in local elements in a big way while the NFL one is pretty meh, its going off trends from 2010, and only uses stadium images as its local elements (very well done stadium illustrations to be fair).

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Also, I'll say it (not intending to derail, but make a point to the standard the NCAA has set for templated(?) championship branding): the NFL needs to pay some hard attention to the Final Four branding and get thier Super Bowl crap figured out. Something even remotely close in idea to what the NCAA is doing would be a vast improvement.

I concur. All the NFL needs to ahve is a uniform style, but throw in some local inspiratation like the Final Four and I'll be OK.

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Love it. Very nice design.

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2 for 2 with this new system.

Maybe the NFL can take notes...

The current NFL regime hasn't proven to be competent enough to take note of a successful championship template. Hating the current Super Bowl design will only make them embrace it, out of defiance.

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I like this a lot. I wonder if they will start changing up the logo for the Football Final Four

It's not called the Final Four in football. Just the College Football Playoff.

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I told Joe Bosack how much I loe what he's doing. I think he's doing a number of the NCAA championships that aren't football.

Also this reminds me of when the Grey Cup had the great format from about 2003-2011.

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The system is the brainchild of an legendary lineup of sports designers in Todd Radom, Joe Bosak, Skye Dillon, Frasor Davidson, and TJ Harley. ...and those guys have produced a system that is superb. This one is a home run. I thought I loved the Houston logo, and this one tops it so well.

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I like this a lot. I wonder if they will start changing up the logo for the Football Final Four

It's not called the Final Four in football. Just the College Football Playoff.

The College Football Playoff is not a sanctioned event by the NCAA. The 1-AA FCS championship will most likely go with this format though.

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I like this a lot. I wonder if they will start changing up the logo for the Football Final Four

It's not called the Final Four in football. Just the College Football Playoff.

The College Football Playoff is not a sanctioned event by the NCAA. The 1-AA FCS championship will most likely go with this format though.

Indeed it will.

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Every NCAA sanctioned championship event will feature this template

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I'm a little disappointed the other sports don't get the regional touches too. Those logos feel like templates where the FF one doesn't. Priorities I guess.

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They all used either an enlarged ball or the NCAA logo. These are an improvement. And I believe most championships at the Division II & III level stay at the same place.

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