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Central Arkansas' purple, gray field is no joke

Posted on: April 1, 2011 6:00 pm
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Posted by Adam Jacobi


Picture via UCASports.com

Earlier this morning, Central Arkansas announced a plan to install artificial turf at its stadium for the 2011 season. It's not just any turf, either; that picture above is what UCA was proposing: alternating purple and gray stripes. That would give the school the most unusual field in all of college football, to say the least.

Of course, since today is April 1, everything out of the ordinary is a lie until proven otherwise, and this has all the familiar markings of an April Fool's stunt: it's bold, out of nowhere, and ripe for ridicule. Except... there's a video on that page about the athletic department's process in choosing the field. And it also talks about the money the school will save. It's not... this isn't actually real, is it?

Real it is. I spoke with assistant sports information director Josh Goff this afternoon, who confirmed that this is actually a real plan, and UCA's field will be purple and gray from now on.

As for the timing of the announcement, Goff said it was no accident; the school waited until today specifically so people who heard about it would have to stop and think about whether to believe it. Well played, sirs (and, presumably, ladies). 

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Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 9:42 am
 

Central Arkansas' purple, gray field is no joke

Why not?  If Boise State can get away with a Blue field and Eastern Washington that hideous Red and Black field, why not this one.  At least this field has some appeal to it.  Fields have different markings at the 50 yard line, and in the end zones, so why not different colors? 



Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2011 8:55 am
 

Central Arkansas' purple, gray field is no joke

Dumb. Just like any non-green field.  Are they gonna start changing baseball grass or hardwood or ice colors too?

Have you seen Oregon's basketball court?


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Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: April 2, 2011 11:43 pm
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Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 8:02 pm
 

Central Arkansas' purple, gray field is no joke

APRILS FOOLS!



Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: April 1, 2011 7:16 pm
 

Central Arkansas' purple, gray field is no joke

Dumb. Just like any non-green field.  Are they gonna start changing baseball grass or hardwood or ice colors too?



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 6:11 pm
 

Central Arkansas' purple, gray field is no joke

YESSS!!!!!!!  KUDOS TO YOU FOR NOT CAVING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT AND LETTING THEM TELL YOU WHAT TO DO!!!  If Eastern Washington can have "The Inferno", you can have this field!  I think it looks awesome!  I hope you get on t.v. just to annoy all those whiners and haters on ESPN!!  Boise gets flack although they are only 1 of 3 fields with blue turf too.   Heck with em!!!  I hope tons of different color fields spring up!!!  Central Arkansas, it looks great!  Don't let em take it away!!!! 

Sincerely,

Boise State Bronco Nation


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