Wednesday, March 07, 2007

On Surface, It's FieldTurf for Mid-American

The Mid-American Conference is a mess when it comes to scheduling, but the league's teams have no trouble picking a playing surface. Ball State is set to become the eighth member of the league to play on FieldTurf, replacing the natural grass that has been the surface of choice at Scheumann Stadium since it opened in 1967. Although FieldTurf's popularity is skyrocketing, no another conference has more FieldTurf surfaces than the MAC. FieldTurf officials are so giddy about the news that they have put up turf cam in Scheumann to view the construction project. What goes into the surface? The FieldTurf graphic above breaks it down. You can click on it for an enlarged view.

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