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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

New poll shows NFL Players believe the league’s artificial turf is a “real concern” Posted on 30 Nov 2023 in the Football/Soccer & Industry & News & Top Stories categories.

The survey also names MetLife Stadium as the league's worst place to play thanks to its controversial turf. Read more»

How the Mariners’ Director of Grounds, Kevin Dvorak, made it to the big leagues Posted on 16 Nov 2023 in the Industry & People & Video categories.

Rob DiFranco, associate editor for Athletic Turf, sat down with Kevin Dvorak, director of grounds for the Seattle Mariners, to talk his journey to the MLB. Read more»

Inside Kevin Dvorak’s journey from seasonal crew member to director of grounds for the Seattle Mariners Posted on 16 Nov 2023 in the Baseball/Softball & Features & Industry & News & Top Stories categories.

From college first baseman to head groundskeeper of the Seattle Mariners, Kevin Dvorak has a story unlike anyone else. Read more»

How SubAir Systems helps keep Alabama football’s bermudagrass in top-notch condition Posted on 18 Oct 2023 in the Features & Football/Soccer & Industry & News & Top Stories categories.

Alongside a new playing surface, Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium received a new high-tech system to maintain turf moisture and temperature. Read more»

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»