Help from the future

August 26, 2016By

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

Nearly invisible netting to protect fans at 10 MLB stadiums

April 11, 2016By
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Beginning this year, more Major League Baseball fans seated close to the action will be protected by screens thanks to barely visible systems developed and installed by Promats Athletics, a new release from the company reported. This new system uses netting manufactured by NET Systems and is made with Black Dyneema material. Promats Athletics’ new netting will protect fans in... read more

Wooo Pig Sooie! Humble Mowing Pattern Contest winner gives thanks

January 21, 2016By
Anderson with signage featuring his winning design at the 2016 STMA Conference in San Diego.

The second time was the charm for Blake Anderson, assistant director of sports turf operations for the University of Arkansas, when it came to entering the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) Mowing Patterns Contest. His design at Arkansas’ Baum Stadium, home of the school’s baseball team, was named the third-ever winner of the annual contest in December. “We entered a photo for... read more

Turface unveils ProLine athletic field line marker

December 16, 2015By

Turface Athletics has introduced ProLine Athletic Field Marker, a new line marker for baseball and softball fields. ProLine is formulated with finely crushed limestone and features a bright white color for high visibility on athletic surfaces. Turface says the formula is non-caking and non-caustic and will not harm the eyes or skin. A 50-pound bag will stripe approximately 300 feet of a... read more