Mar 11, 2015 4:40:00 PM
It doesn't matter who you are cheering for; there is no denying that University of Kentucky (UK) is stirring the pot of madness this March. Though, not the first team to challenge the 75-76 Hoosiers, their 31-0 record has caught the attention of NCAA fans everywhere. When asked about his title competitors, University of Louisville (UofL) Coach Rick Pitino replied; "We've played great competition this year, and different competition. And I will say that, it doesn't surprise me that Kentucky is still undefeated...Obviously you have to have offensive talent to win. You have to have unselfish players." Of course the qualities Coach Pitino listed are known triats shared with UofL.
If anything, UK has established themselves as a challenge; who can break their winning streak? Pitino voiced his strong desire to win, but is that desire strong enough for the Cards to beat the Cats? The recent victory over Virginia certainly has a lot of people believing so. Not to mention the theory that UK's best chance at winning the championship is to end their winning streak, gain humility, and come in with focus for the final game.
However you create your bracket; whether by dreams or data, the state of Kentucky has much to bank on.
Mar 28, 2014 11:52:00 AM
On Monday, April 7, the best two teams in the country will take center court at ATT Stadium in Arlington, Texas and battle for the title of NCAA Champions 2014. Much preparation and sweat, practice and dedication have gone into this moment that will crown "the" best college basketball team in the country.
Although much may be known about the final two teams and the strength of their record, the team performance and their background of their coaches, little may be known about the home to this game of powerhouses, ATT Stadium. Before the tip-off begins for this winner takes all tournament game, here are some facts about the stadium that we found interesting:
- Everything at ATT Stadium is "Texas sized"
- ATT Stadium is also home to the Dallas Cowboys
- When the retractable roof at ATT Stadium is enclosed, this facility garners the honors of largest enclosed NFL stadium
- For major events, ATT Stadium is expandable to accommodate 100,000
- ATT Stadium boasts the world's largest, and very first center hung HDTV video boards, measuring 160 feet by 72 feet at a cost of $40 million
- This video board contains 30 million light bulbs and 25,000 square feet of video displays
- Each of the two center-hung video screens stretches from one 20-yard line to the other and weighs 1.2 million pounds
- Total square footage of the stadium is 3 million square feet
- The entire Statue of Liberty and its base could fit inside the stadium with its roof closed
- Dallas-based ATT paid $17-19 million yearly for an undetermined amount of time to claim naming rights
- Average ticket price for all events in 2008 was $84.12
- The facility was called Cowboys Stadium until 2013
- ATT Stadium cost $1.4 billion to build
- There are 3,100 pieces of food service equipment in the stadium
- The retractable roof has 128 total motors used to operate it
- There are 41,000 light fixtures in the facility and 3,000 televisions
- On game day, the ATT Stadium uses more electricity than the entire country of Liberia
With Texas-sized design and a multi-purpose plan, the ATT Stadium is a mega-center built for thousands of sports and entertainment fans hoping to cheer on their NCAA college powerhouse or pull an upset with a scrappy Cinderella team. Either way, the madness of March basketball promises to be a "larger than life" competition for the lone star state and millions of adoring fans.
Dec 14, 2011 1:49:00 PM
From now until January 30, 2012, if you order any two indoor basketball, volleyball, or wresting scoreboards with a wireless package, you’ll receive a free 8′×2′ sponsor sign with your school name and color.
The sponsor sign is valued at $350. If you’re in the market for a new indoor scoreboard, now is a great time to seriously consider buying. You’ve got until the end of January to take advantage of this scoreboard special.
Nov 23, 2011 2:52:00 PM
Thanksgiving is a busy time in our markets. High school, middle school, and college athletics couldn’t be at a busier time. The two largest sports are overlapping for a bit as they do every year. So when it comes to athletic equipment, scoreboards, and athletic seating, things are hopping. For the other markets we serve like auditorium or church seating, it can be a busy time as well. With things moving indoors, churches and theaters are preparing for busy times.
With all this increased activity, we think it’s a perfect time to step back and celebrate Thanksgiving.
It’s time to watch rivalry week in football, or to watch your favorite college basketball teams kick off the year. It’s time to watch pro football move toward playoff time. It’s time to support your high school basketball teams, or continue spurring on your football team if they made the playoffs. It’s a time to enjoy a large meal with family and friends. It’s a time to relax and rest. It’s a time to get a jump on Christmas shopping or to even put up the tree.
During all this time, take a moment or two and reflect on all you have to be thankful for. Let’s call it a grateful list. We’ll start by saying we’re thankful for you, our community that chooses us for all your athletic equipment, scoreboards, and seating needs.
From all of us at Toadvine Entreprises, Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 21, 2011 3:12:00 PM
High school football is wrapping up over the next three weeks. It’s playoff time, which means your stadium and your scoreboard get a rest. If your team is still alive, then good luck. If you’re just curious which teams are still alive, then this link will let you search all of Kentucky football classes. While we’re at it, here’s a link for Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio. We aim to please.
A lot of action has taken place during the season, and if your scoreboard has taken some dings, we’re here to help. Our team at Toadvine Enterprises, in partnership with Nevco, can fix what’s broken. If you’re just ready to replace your existing football scoreboard or soccer scoreboard, then we can help with that as well. Fill out our request a quote form on our website, and someone from our team will be in touch within 24 hours, probably sooner. We still use the telephone too, so ring us at 502-241-6010 if that’s your style.
While it’s easy to put off repairs with basketball season upon us and the focus shifting indoors, don’t wait. Check that puppy off your to do list this month.
Speaking of basketball season, we do indoor scoreboards as well for basketball and volleyball. If you’re in a bind and need a repair or a new one before the season gets rocking, contact us today.
P.S. Who’s gonna win the state football tournaments? Give us your picks in the comments below.
Nov 7, 2011 1:21:00 PM
Can you believe it’s almost time for basketball season? While most of the college programs had their midnight madness a few Fridays ago, high school teams are practicing hard and gearing up for the season.
Speaking of basketball season, how’s your gym looking? Basketball season is the time when gymnasiums—and bleachers especially—see the most traffic, and wear and tear. Fans pack the stands for both boys’ and girls’ games each week, so it’s crucial that your bleachers are in good condition.
If you think it’s time to get your bleachers inspected before the season officially begins, check out Vine & Branch, our maintenance division. Our maintenance and safety inspection program handles all of your indoor and outdoor seating and equipment inspections. Vine & Branch is also fully staffed with manufacturer-certified service technicians to ensure the safety of your seating. You can fill out the maintenance form on our website to learn more and get the process started.
Need new bleachers entirely? We can help with that too. We just completed a bleacher installation at DeSales High School in Louisville, KY. This was a very large job, with three separate banks of bleachers. Whether your project is large like this or smaller, contact us for a quote or to get the process started.
Sep 23, 2011 9:08:00 AM
In case you haven’t seen or heard, there’s a new trend in high school and middle school athletics, VIP seating. It’s like what you see in college: a select section of the stands is devoted to VIP seating, with season tickets being sold for each seat.
The trend we’re starting to see in high school athletics—which is also a great fundraiser for the school—is installing a section of VIP seats and selling season tickets for these seats at a higher rate than normal admission to the game.
Toadvine Enterprises is very grateful and appreciative of our customers and their support over the years. We wanted to show our appreciation by giving back, so we’re launching our Good Samaritan Program. The mission of our Good Samaritan Program is to promote benevolence and compassion and encourage others to give back.
Here’s how it works: Whenever a school purchases VIP seating from Toadvine, we will buy two season tickets from that school to help with the fundraising efforts. The tickets will be given back to the school, and the school can then award the tickets to a good samaritan in their community. The good samaritan could be a teacher, parent, fan, or someone else deserving—it’s up to the school to decide.
This is where it gets even more fun. We’ve be created a Good Samaritan page on our website and will publish a “Good Samaritan of the week” post along with a picture, name of the school, and short write-up on that page.
We’re also encouraging you to get involved by posting pictures and stories about the good samaritan winner on our Facebook page.
All schools in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Southern Ohio can take part in the Good Samaritan Initiative, and we look forward to sharing your stories each week.
If you want to get involved, you can get started here.
Sep 15, 2011 11:44:00 AM
- Is your basketball rim loose? If it no longer has the flex your players want, one option you might want to consider is trying Porters new Torq Flex 180. This basketball rim flexes around a 180 degree arc at the front of the rim, at the side, and everywhere in-between. This goals is a perfect solution for most schools' main court competition. The Torq-Flex 180 Goal is the proper rim and provides the necessary elasticity and ball rebound characteristics to keep your game play fair. Also, each goal includes Porters Anti-Whip net.
- Do you have a height adjuster system that is hard to handle? If yours has too much wiggle in it, one option we provide is electric and manual height adjusters, which give your goals the strength and durability for all levels of play.
- Are the pads around your backboard falling off or missing? If so, they need to be replaced. Porter offers revolutionary bolt-on padding that keeps your players safe. It also comes in an assortment of colors to match your school.
If your system needs replacing, we encourage you to give us a call at 502.241.6010. You can even request a quote through our online form.