Two words: Sports Design. We see them on Instagram, Facebook, everywhere on social media honestly. Sports Edits of many players are made by graphic designers all around the world. Graphic designs have become so popular that even some professional teams have created art pages. Teams such as Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors have art pages due to the major popularity of the graphic edits.
People make names for themselves because of their edits. Some edit pages become very popular because users may like the style that a designer uses. In addition, some edits include players that have on a different team’s jersey, which creates hypothetical scenarios for fans to debate.
With the new wave on social media, even companies such as Champs and BleacheRreport are hiring popular designers to design post for them. While sports design may seem like a “trend”, it’s probably not going away anytime soon.
This past weekend, the Purdue Boilermakers advanced to the Sweet 16 in the Men’s March Madness tournament. With that being said, they lost one of their best players in Isaac Haas. Haas is a 7’2 290 ILB center who has been key for Purdue this year, averaging nearly 15 points per game to go along with 6 rebounds. Haas suffered a fractured elbow injury, which normally wouldn’t allow anyone to play for at least a few months. Purdue engineers are working to change that.
Engineers from the school are working this week to develop a brace for Haas’ elbow that will allow him to play without causing too much additional damage to his elbow. The NCAA will allow for the school to make one as long as it’s deemed “acceptable” by their standards. Will the engineers be able to accomplish in time for this Friday’s game? What will the brace look like? Only time will tell.
March Madness is here now! And as most of our brackets are busted, we should learn this one lesson: expect the unexpected. Here are a few of the biggest upsets:
13th seeded Buffalo defeats 4th seeded Arizona:
This one came as an early shock. Arizona came in having one of the most talented teams in the tournament, in which many people believed that Arizona was seeded too low. With 2 or 3 NBA type talents, it was amazing to see this defeat. With that being said, Buffalo simply out hustled Arizona. They went after every loose ball, every rebound, and simply played with more hunger and heart.
16th seeded UMBC defeats 1st seeded Virginia:
This is by far the biggest upset in tournament history. For the first time ever, a 16th seed beat a 1st seed. UMBC did it in a amazing fashion, defeating Virginia by 20 pointa. Similar to the Buffalo/Arizona game, UMBC outworked Virigina. In addition to the hustle, UMBC hit over 10 3’s in the game. Can’t wait to see what’s next!
This is the time that college basketball fans have been waiting for: March Madness! While conference tournaments are taking place, rankings for the big dance are being decided upon. The NCAA basketball tournament consist of 68 teams. After the First Four games are played that number dwindles down to 64. This single-elimination tournament consist of teams seeded between 1 – 16 in four different regions: South, East, Midwest, and West. With this year’s current top four ranked teams being Virginia, Villanova, Xavier, and Michigan State, they are expected to have the easiest road to the Final Four. With that being said, it only takes one loss to be out of the tournament. Let us know you think will win it all!