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

Five week blitz at Mile High

November 2, 2016By

The grounds crew at Sports Authority Field at Mile High had their work cut out for them at the beginning of the NFL season this year. Mile High, home to the Denver Broncos, kicked off the NFL season with five consecutive weeks of sporting events, including two preseason games, the Colorado State/Colorado rivalry college football game, the NFL season opener and... read more

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STMA kicks off fourth annual Mowing Patterns Contest

November 1, 2016By

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

Transforming Bristol Speedway into college football’s biggest stage

September 15, 2016By

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