Articles by Tom Wilson


Is Artificial Turf Safe?

Recent Reports surrounding the environmental safety of artificial turf may, on the surface, be alarming. However, simply put, artificial turf is safe and the science is there to prove it. While FieldTurf acknowledges the concerns of the groups behind these initiatives, the truth is that their questions have already been answered. Volumes of research and…


The Top 5 College Football Rivalries

Among the many traditions that are woven into the fabric of college football, the most distinctive are the rivalries. Some are match-ups that are only intense for a few seasons. There are others, however, that stand the test of time—bitter clashes that are must-see regardless of their records or national implications. Here are five which…

Notre Dame Stadium Time Lapse

Notre Dame Stadium Time Lapse

The FieldTurf installation at historic Notre Dame Stadium is finished! Fighting Irish Digital Media recently release a full time lapse of the project. It’s your chance to see history in the making. After 84 years of playing on grass, the fighting Irish have finally decided to convert their stadium to Turf for the 2014 season.


Which soccer cleats performed best at the World Cup?

A recent study by Penn State University’s Center for Sports Surface Research, entitled ‘2014 World Cup Shoes – Traction Comparison’, has provided more data on the similarity of FieldTurf Revolution and Kentucky Bluegrass rotational traction performance with soccer footwear used by the world’s elite. Each surface, Kentucky Bluegrass (natural) and FieldTurf Revolution (artificial), was tested…


Future star or future bust?

Like him or loathe him, Johnny Manziel was must-see TV at Texas A&M. His on-the-field magic and his off-the-field antics have made “Johnny Football” a polarizing figure—but an entertaining one nonetheless. After a sensational redshirt freshman season that resulted in a Heisman Trophy and another successful sophomore campaign, Manziel is now ready to begin his…


An amazing first round

Our European Division gives us a recap of the first round of the FIFA World Cup and a preview of what is ahead. Round one of the FIFA World Cup is now complete and a record has already been broken – an unprecedented number of goals were scored during the group stage with 136 (or…

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