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About Rob DiFranco

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Rob DiFranco is Athletic Turf's associate editor. A 2018 graduate of Kent State University, DiFranco holds a bachelor's degree in journalism. Prior to Athletic Turf, DiFranco was a sports reporter for The Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio

Posts by Rob DiFranco

Virginia Tech’s turfgrass research program celebrates 50 years Posted on 07 Sep 2023 in the Industry & News categories.

Turf professionals from across the state visited Blacksburg to learn about new research and ideas in the turf industry. Read more»

What sports turf managers can expect at the 2022 Irrigation Show and Education Week Posted on 17 Nov 2022 in the Industry & News & Top Stories categories.

Learn what to expect from the Irrigation Association's 2022 Irrigation Show and Education Week as it returns to Las Vegas. Read more»

NFLPA president calls for immediate replacement of artificial turf fields Posted on 17 Nov 2022 in the Football/Soccer & News & Turf Use categories.

NFL Players Association president JC Tretter penned a letter calling on NFL teams to change all turf playing surfaces to natural grass. Read more»

Facing the heat, SFMA award winner makes the most of tough 2021 Posted on 13 Mar 2022 in the Association's Press Box & Baseball/Softball & News & Parks/Recreation & Top Stories categories.

Mike DeCicco, turf manager in Kamloops, BC, Canada, shares how he and his crew overcame record high temps and COVID issues to win a 2021 SFMA Field of the Year award. Read more»