In introducing the new CoolPlay FieldTurf system, university spokesman Doug Dull (!)says new field will decrease injuries, as "the amount of injuries on natural grass more than doubles the amount on synthetic turf." Really, Doug?

New field at Maryland won’t be black; injury claim dubious

Although rumors of red, black, yellow or even pewter turf buzzed through the Maryland community, officials announced Wednesday that the university will install CoolPlay FieldTurf in just plain green.

The new Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium, which will be complete in time for the Terps’ home opener on Sept. 1, will have green synthetic turf and endzones decorated like the state flag — the university’s attempt at sticking with the “Maryland Pride” theme.

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