Collegiate “Field of the Year”

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     The field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is a Sports Turf Managers Association “field of the year” winner for 2014, and John Wagnon- “Wag” as his co-workers call him- is proud. “My second year here it feels pretty good to get that award,” said Wagnon, whose official title is turf groundskeeper II, “with as low as our budget is, we can’t even sod every year.”

     Talking about everything from painting the Gator logo, to turf density, blow-outs and divots, the team behind the award-winning field has their work-week full. “I love seeing the results,” says Wagnon, “I went to school for it, I have a passion for it and I love it.” Check out the full article through the link below.