STP 1552 includes 17 peer-reviewed papers that examine the science of the mechanism of concussion that occurs in sports, including ice hockey, football and speed skating. This new research could lead to the development of techniques and methods related to sports-related concussions.
Don't spoil your summer fun by coming in contact with poison ivy; learn to identify it so you can avoid it.
The meeting presentations from the 2104 Spring Membership Meeting in Las Vegas have been posted. All presentations are available to STC members only. You will need to sign in to view and download the files. Please send an email to email@example.com if you require assistance signing into the STC website.
Eastern Michigan football coach Chris Creighton wants his team to have the attitude that it will play anyone, anywhere. "We'll play in a parking lot on glass," the first-year coach said. Creighton's attempts to change the culture within the Eagles' football program led to the school announcing Thursday it will replace its artificial turf with FieldTurf that looks like concrete. The project is scheduled to begin in July. The school was already planning to replace the 9-year-old surface at Rynearson Stadium this year.
As Purdue officials move closer to determining the final look for Ross-Ade Stadium's south end zone, one area that will get a closer examination is the playing surface. The harsh winter has impacted the recovery time for the Bermuda grass to the point where athletic director Morgan Burke is exploring the idea of switching to synthetic turf. The grass practice field also is struggling to recover.
During the webinar, you will receive insight from four expert panelists about: current market for the synthetic turf industry; STC's performance guidelines; and different testing methods and their recommended frequencies.
The 2014 Field of the Year application is on line and ready for you to fill out. The only major change from previous years processes concerns how the information from the Playing Conditions Index (PCI) is reported. Four PCIs are still required (one conducted out-of-season and three conducted in-season). The scores from each of the assessments need only to be transferred to the application. Attaching the four, separate full PCIs is no longer required. The deadline to submit an entry is Oct. 15.
"The lab is outfitted with lab tools, microscopes and a workbench, which allows me to take a close look at the sample and identify the disease-causing agent," said Lee Miller, turfgrass pathologist for University of Missouri Extension. "With the lab, turfgrass managers don't have to wait while samples are shipped back and forth to a plant diagnostic lab."
The grounds staff at the Arena Amazonia stadium in Manaus, Brazil, which hosted the opening World Cup game featuring England against Italy, said that the pitch has been "painted green" amid concerns about its poor condition, according to reports.
On July 10, 2014, The Toro Company will celebrate a rare business milestone – achieving 100 years in business. According to Michael J. Hoffman, Toro's chairman and chief executive officer, Toro attributes its remarkable longevity to, "the character of our people and channel partners, and their relentless commitment to serving our customers and building market leadership through innovation."