Football/Soccer

A robot to keep your ION

February 17, 2017By

In a better world a sports field managers would have a robot bring them a drink and then paint all of the lines of any sports field you can think of without assistance. Well, for those turf professionals willing to make the investment there’s a machine that is on its way to doing one of those things. Bad news, they’re... read more

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New tech aims to reduce concussions, keep players safe

January 17, 2017By

With legends like Bo Jackson saying he never would have played in the NFL if he had known about football’s risk of concussion, and with what feels like weekly studies reporting new findings on the relationship between turf and head trauma, helmet to helmet trauma, and so on, there seems to be a lot of information, but not a lot... read more

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Pro Football Hall of Fame game moves to Thursday night for 2017 event

January 3, 2017By

After the mix-up during last year’s event, the Pro Football Hall of Fame decided to make a scheduling change to its annual event. This year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame game will be held on Thursday, making the official start of the NFL season the first event in induction weekend, instead of the last, CBS Sports reported. The move... read more

Toro names winner of 2017 Super Bowl Sports Turfgrass Training Program

December 1, 2016By

The Toro Co. named this year’s winner of the annual Toro Super Bowl Sports Turfgrass Training Program. Sean McLaughlin, a plant science major at California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona), was selected and will be on hand at NRG Stadium in Houston for Super Bowl LI to assist the grounds crew in field preparations. Since 1967, Toro has partnered with... read more

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Georgian College to install FIFA certified field

November 17, 2016By

Georgian College of Barrie, Ontario, Canada, has hired Worldwide Turf Canada to install the first FIFA certified field by a Sportsturf dealer. School administrators worked with Worldwide Turf Canada representatives to select Duration 50 paired with a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) infill and laid over a Thermagreen pad. This combination was chosen due to the outstanding performance it would provide to... read more