I noticed a brand new floor for the NCAA games at Taco Bell Arena. Who paid for it?
-JG by e-mail
The National Collegiate Athletic Association brings its basketball tournament to Boise and Taco Bell Arena every few years - and the latest event is going on now.
Sharp-eyed fans and TV watchers noticed that the floor with Boise State's logo in the middle disappeared - replaced by a shiny new floor with a large NCAA logo.
The floor cost $100,000 - not a small chunk of change in a recession. But tax dollars didn't help fund the expense -- instead it came from the NCAA.
Connor SportCourt International made the floor - one of several it made for the NCAA this year. Others went to Phoenix, Portland and Berkely.
But when Boise State basketball season rolls back around - the shiny new court will be out, and the bold Bronco head will return.
But a Connor rep. tells our Zach Wolken that the court will be stored in the Boise area -- which could be a positive sign of future NCAA tournaments to come.