National champs to use yellow and blue ladder to cut down nets - Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News

National champs to use yellow and blue ladder to cut down nets

Posted: Updated:
The new national champions will be using this special ladder to cut down the nets after the game. The new national champions will be using this special ladder to cut down the nets after the game.
ATLANTA -

Whether it's Michigan or Louisville players cutting down the nets after Monday's big game, the new national champions will be using a very special ladder.

"This ladder is a custom nine-foot ladder," said Stacy Gardella from Werner Ladder Company.  "We build an eight-foot ladder and ten-foot ladder that are available in stores.  This is totally unique to the NCAA."

This year is the 75th anniversary of the NCAA tournament, and the ladder bears the names of every championship team.

"Because it was such a memorable year, we said we've got to commemorate it in such a special way," Gardella said.

Where does the ladder go after the nets are cut down?

"The winning school... will have it... for eternity," Gardella explains.

The ladder is actually painted yellow and blue.  That is totally coincidental.  I'm told Werner Ladder has a trademark on yellow and blue ladders.  However, John Beilein and the Wolverines probably think it would look great over at Crisler Arena.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • GM looking to bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

    GM looking to bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:14:09 GMT
    General Motors says it will ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims involving conduct before its 2009 bankruptcy.
    General Motors says it will ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims involving conduct before its 2009 bankruptcy.
  • Oakland Co. fighting the growing heroin epidemic

    Oakland Co. fighting the growing heroin epidemic

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:44:13 GMT
    A heroin epidemic is spreading across metro Detroit communities. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard says cases are up more than 300 percent from last year, and that appears to be the trend everywhere.
    A heroin epidemic is spreading across metro Detroit communities. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard says cases are up more than 300 percent from last year, and that appears to be the trend everywhere.
  • Jayru Campbell readmitted to Cass Tech

    Jayru Campbell readmitted to Cass Tech

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:41:37 GMT
    A spokesperson for Detroit Public Schools announced Wednesday afternoon Jayru Campbell has been readmitted to Cass Tech.
    A spokesperson for Detroit Public Schools announced Wednesday afternoon Jayru Campbell has been readmitted to Cass Tech.
Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices