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    Field conditions for Thursday

    Anybody have any insight as to what to expect for field conditions on Thursday? There have been discussions about the weather impact on parking and tailgating, but I haven't seen any predictions about what shape the turf will be in.

    Even if the rain tapers off before game time, I would have to believe that the turf is going to be saturated and quite possibly sloppy and slow. I'm guessing that the game could turn out to be ugly and low scoring, but haven't decided if either side gains an advantage from poor footing.



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    Re: Field conditions for Thursday

    Non-factor. Fast drainage system. If it rains during game or just before, the surface could be slick. But mud and standing water won't happen at Iowa State.



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    Re: Field conditions for Thursday

    Power running will be the big winner. Woody Time.


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    Re: Field conditions for Thursday

    My guess is that the turf will be in great shape. It has been really dry for quiet some time before these latest rain showers so the ground and drainage system should be able to take care of all the moisture. I bet conditions will be very close to normal if it quits raining in the afternoon.



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    Field looks great!

    This was taken today. Woooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    Re: Field looks great!

    Saw this on facebook. I really love the different shades of grass every other ten yards. Looks pretty sharp.



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    Re: Field conditions for Thursday

    Looks great so far. And I'm sure they have a good drainage system.


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    Re: Field looks great!

    What'd they do - just mow it in the opposite direction every 10 yards? That looks sharper than when Nebraska "paints" it on to their field turf...


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    Re: Field conditions for Thursday

    might be a little wet but as long as there are several hours for the drainage system to get ahead and some sun it will be good.



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    Re: Field looks great!

    I love that we still have natural grass



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    Re: Field conditions for Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by wxman1 View Post
    might be a little wet but as long as there are several hours for the drainage system to get ahead and some sun it will be good.
    The dry weather most of the day today will help too. Everything should have dried out from yesterday's rain so the rain we get tonight and tomorrow should be no problem. Can't wait to walk into JT and make the walk down to our seats for the first time.



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    Re: Field looks great!

    Whoever tends to the grass at Soldier Field has a thing or two (or a thousand) things to learn from the ISU grounds crew.


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    Re: Field conditions for Thursday

    What's my prediction? PAIN!


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    Re: Field looks great!

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    What'd they do - just mow it in the opposite direction every 10 yards? That looks sharper than when Nebraska "paints" it on to their field turf...
    Yeah, I'd imagine they also have rollers behind the mowers to make the shades of green even more distinct.
    Natural grass looks so much better than field turf.


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    Re: Field looks great!

    WOW!! I love the different shades!



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