With the season about two weeks away most of the schools have released their team photo / schedule posters. Today we take a look at the 12 released (apparently Ohio State's hasn't been released yet and I could only finally a graphic schedule for Minnesota) and rank them from worst to first.
Here is a peek at our yearly poster calendar. Get one at Hoosier Hysteria and get it signed Saturday, October 25 pic.twitter.com/2ybrne5wk4— IndianaMBB (@IndianaMBB) October 13, 2014
Long story short...ugh. Talk about unappealing. The color scheme is alright but all of the floating heads...just looks really corny in my opinion.
The 2014-15 #RHoops calendar. pic.twitter.com/0TumnEjuFd— Rutgers Basketball (@RutgersMBB) August 21, 2014
I really like the color scheme and the font is solid, but there's just something decidedly lackluster about the schedule aspect of the poster.
#ICYMI for our late-night crowd, here are our posters for the season. Will be available next week. #BoilerUp #EarnIt pic.twitter.com/z3YrIwPS3j— Purdue Basketball (@BoilerBall) September 18, 2014
Action shots. Solid. Grayscale with random bits of color, alright. Hypothetically these should be sweet but the end result is just so bland. In all honesty the ball should have been part of the grayscale, with only the gold standing out. Would have been much cleaner and more visually appealing.
#Badgers 2014-15 Team Poster. Get your FREE copy at: -------------- Red/White Scrimmage Sunday | 1 p.m. | Kohl Center pic.twitter.com/XheoWZ5h1j— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) October 24, 2014
Nothing offensive but there's something that is always going to look horribly cheesy when you crop a bunch of action shots and drop them on a photoshopped background. I do like the bottom third with the schedule, though. Would rather see an entire poster of the bottom part without any of the players to be honest.
The 2014-15 #Illini team poster. @IlliniDesign killing it! The season is just 4 weeks away! pic.twitter.com/pNnBKX3x3z— Illinois Basketball (@IlliniHoops) October 17, 2014
The most innovative team poster by far but it's so hard to take group shots and not have them look forced or cheesy. Also, the mirrored effect for Illini...no bueno.
We know you've all been waiting, so here is the 2014-15 @IowaHoops poster! Order your tickets today! #Hawkeyes #UNTIL pic.twitter.com/LTispaCjLo— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) October 20, 2014
The color scheme is top notch but the schedule bit is kind of an afterthought. The action shots could likely do without the editing but the background on the corners looks great.
6. Penn State
Thanks for the RT/fave love. Your poster for 2014-15. Available around #psuhomecoming ... or ? pic.twitter.com/1Eok0GKC31— Penn State Hoops (@PennStateMBB) September 25, 2014
This could have taken the top spot but the uniforms look weird as is. Besides that, everything about this is great. Clean, visually appealing... I like it.
The 2014-15 team poster is here! Days until tip-off: 28 #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/lZqb1Pujls— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) October 20, 2014
Michigan's poster is probably this high up because it doesn't really have any flaws. Posed action shots aren't going to blow my socks off but besides that everything is solid and more or less what's expected graphically from Michgian.
4. Michigan State
ICYMI: The 2014-15 poster has been released! Come to #MSUMadness tonight to pick up yours. Breslin doors open at 8:30 pic.twitter.com/d6ivTjqGAw— Spartan Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) October 24, 2014
Something about the green and white just looks solid here.
Men's and Women's players signing autographs for fans before tonight's #SuperB1G #MarylandMadness kicks off! pic.twitter.com/EQsDg0egPm— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) October 18, 2014
I don't really have a good picture of Maryland's poster and it's a relatively basic team photo, but...Maryland uniforms. And the Terps Black/Red/Yellow color scheme. If they had any sort of design this would have been an easy #1.
The 2014-15 posters have arrived, just in time for you to grab yours at Saturday’s open scrimmage! #B1GCats pic.twitter.com/IUYKjqANCz— NU Men's Basketball (@NUMensBball) October 16, 2014
I was going to put this number one but then I realized the Collins shot doesn't really fit and the fact that they're still claiming to be Chicago's Big Ten Team is entirely laughable.
Pick up the 2014-15 schedule poster at Big Red Tip-Off next Wednesday at @PinnacleArena #Huskers #nebrasketball pic.twitter.com/TXR7VoBvEJ— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) October 24, 2014
Great shot and fits the team perfectly. The lighting for the photo is perfect and the subtle inclusion of the N in the corner is top notch. The red on black schedule is a bit problematic but I'll allow based on everything else here.