Sports Illustrated Describes UCA Field As 'Barf Turf'

by Cody Elmore  on Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2011 12:30 pm  

UCA's new turf featured in Sports Illustrated. (Photo by Logan Kersey)

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“This doesn’t look that bad, it’s not an eyesore like Boise’s.”

 “I think they need to recruit a squad of 42 year old cheerleaders too. Like the Bengals!”

UCA has seen its field discussed on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, Around the Horn and College Football Live. ESPN’s Sports Nation Facebook page includes discussion about the turf.

Other outlets to mention the Estes Stadium playing surface:

CBS Sports

Sporting News

Friends of the Program

However you look at it, whether it’s a bash or a boost, this field is generating more buzz than Central Arkansas would have garnered otherwise. No matter the verdict on the turf’s aesthetic value, it’ll draw a few curious football fans that might not otherwise have been interested in the Bears.



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