Another Second Tier Football Program “Goes Boise” With Their Field

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BTW: When I say “Goes Boise” I’m not talking about the fact that they’ll only play weak opponents there…

The University of Central Arkansas Football Program joined other second-tier football programs like Eastern Washington and Boise State when they made the switch to “non-traditional” turf last week. First Security Field at Estes Stadium will sport a purple and gray striped field in time for the 2011 season.

Talk of the purple field first hit the internets back in April, but pictures of the new turf finally started popping up on twitter (via @LoganKersey) last Wednesday.

UCA Sports Information made a video to explain their decision to switch to the Purple and Gray turf. They explain that it’s a very “Green” idea, will give a bump in recruiting, while creating a “Buzz” for the program. Makes you wonder when the rest of the college football fields in the country will go non-traditional…

This could be a great move for the Purple Bears… Boise State made the switch to the “Smurf Turf” back in 1986 and since then only one of their coaches have had a losing record at the school. Eastern Washington went “Red” last season and was undefeated at home.

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