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STMA kicks off fourth annual Mowing Patterns Contest

November 1, 2016By
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Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) kicked off the fourth annual “Mowing Patterns Contest.” Members wishing to enter can upload a photo of a unique design; only patterns made with mowing equipment are eligible. Deadline to enter via Facebook is Friday, Nov. 18 at 12 a.m. midnight EST. The pattern which receives the most votes will win the contest. Voting is... read more

Behind the scenes: Prepping for the Little League Softball World Series

October 27, 2016By
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To go home with the championship trophy, teams in the Little League Softball World Series have to win seven games over an eight-day period against the world’s toughest competitors from Canada, Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and all 50 U.S. states. Mike Hebrard, owner of Oregon-based Athletic Field Design (AFD), knows that nothing about the field preparation for this annual... read more

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Transforming Bristol Speedway into college football’s biggest stage

September 15, 2016By
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Tennessee and Virginia Tech met Sept. 10 at the Bristol Motor Speedway, located approximately halfway between the two campuses, for a football match-up unlike any other that weekend. The showdown dubbed the “Battle at Bristol” drew a record-breaking crowd of more than 150,000 fans, effectively shattering the current NCAA single-game record of 115,109 at Michigan Stadium when the Wolverines beat... read more

Help from the future

August 26, 2016By
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The athletic grounds staff at Clemson (S.C.) University maintains some of the most recognizable 80 acres of turf in collegiate sports, but only has a full-time staff of five. Luckily there’s a quality turfgrass program at the school with students ready to work that fills out the staff. Kevin Bell, known as K.C., Clemson’s assistant supervisor of athletic grounds, transferred... read more

GreenFields MX field unveiled at US Lacrosse headquarters

August 17, 2016By
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GreenFields installed its MX woven turf and woven Sine pad, along with a TPE holo infill at US Lacrosse‘s new headquarters and training center in Sparks, Md. The field is one of the highlights of the new US Lacrosse’s headquarters and will serve as home for Team USA and a site for international, college and high school games, as well... read more

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