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    Jack Trice Stadium named top field by Sports Turf Managers Association

    TD Ameritrade named top college field - Omaha.com

    At bottom of article.

    Sorry if posted. Looks like last time they had this honor was in 1996.


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    Re: Jack Trice Stadium named top field by Sports Turf Managers Association

    The field this year was amazing all season. Incredible job. I heard it from opposing fans all year how good it looked. Many couldn't believe it was real.



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    Re: Jack Trice Stadium named top field by Sports Turf Managers Association

    Good find and nice work by ISU field crew



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    Re: Jack Trice Stadium named top field by Sports Turf Managers Association

    I know they play later into the year and host more events, but living in Chicago, and always hearing about ISU's best in the world turf as an alum...there has to be some way Soldier Field's turf could be better. The precipitation is almost the same and temperature is only slightly cooler because of the lake. Whatever Ames gets we get 12-24 hours later, yet best turf for an NCAA team and worst turf in the NFL (not that many NFL teams even have it anymore).



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    Re: Jack Trice Stadium named top field by Sports Turf Managers Association

    Well deserved, especially for being in the northern part of the country. ISU has a terrific natural grass field.



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    Re: Jack Trice Stadium named top field by Sports Turf Managers Association

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    I know they play later into the year and host more events, but living in Chicago, and always hearing about ISU's best in the world turf as an alum...there has to be some way Soldier Field's turf could be better. The precipitation is almost the same and temperature is only slightly cooler because of the lake. Whatever Ames gets we get 12-24 hours later, yet best turf for an NCAA team and worst turf in the NFL (not that many NFL teams even have it anymore).
    it's because Soldier field is maintained by the chicago park district. just imagine 15 city workers standing around for 4 hours debating over how to change out a piece of sod or two before taking all of their union negotiated breaks and accomplishing virtually nothing.



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    Re: Jack Trice Stadium named top field by Sports Turf Managers Association

    You know why Jack Trice's field always looks so awesome? This guy:



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    Re: Jack Trice Stadium named top field by Sports Turf Managers Association

    I hope they don't test for PED's!!


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    Re: Jack Trice Stadium named top field by Sports Turf Managers Association

    Or perhaps it's this guy:

    Quote Originally Posted by nolookpass View Post
    It ain't about being tough...it's about having respect for others and their property.

    I spend at least 2 hours a day on my lawn and I don't want that time to be wasted so my kids are not allowed on it. If they want to play outside there is nice park with swings, ball field, basketball goal, and much more just 7 blocks away.

    So if my kids aren't allowed on it I sure as heck am not going to allow other neighborhood ruffians to track their little Nike's (no Traxx in this area, we are the upper crust after all) thru my Sod of God.


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    Re: Jack Trice Stadium named top field by Sports Turf Managers Association

    I bet we would have won it last year too, but the field had to endure 2 stormings.



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    Re: Jack Trice Stadium named top field by Sports Turf Managers Association

    Turf was beautiful this year, great job to everybody that worked on it!



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    Re: Jack Trice Stadium named top field by Sports Turf Managers Association

    People in Colorado are jealous that Iowa State has the best "grass" in the nation.



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    Re: Jack Trice Stadium named top field by Sports Turf Managers Association

    Mike Andreason used to be in charge of the football field facilities, but he may be retired by now. If he still is, congratulations to Mike.



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    Re: Jack Trice Stadium named top field by Sports Turf Managers Association

    This is awesome! Congrats to the turf guys. I am so glad that we have grass and not turf.



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    Re: Jack Trice Stadium named top field by Sports Turf Managers Association

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Or perhaps it's this guy:
    Is that post real? oh my god that's pathetic.



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