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Beaver Stadium Turf Gets Fourth Of July Makeover

The Penn State grounds crew showcased its creativity this Fourth of July, mowing Beaver Stadium’s turf into the shape of an American flag.

Penn State’s turfgrass science program is one of the best in the country, with many of its alumni serving as superintendents at America’s top golf courses. It’s also responsible for the impeccable surface the Nittany Lions play on seven Saturdays per fall.

Approximately 70 percent (40,000 square feet) of Beaver Stadium’s turf was replaced last July following Happy Valley Jam, the stadium’s inaugural concert headlined by Blake Shelton.

Now, with a full offseason of preparation and no concert taking place this summer, Beaver Stadium’s natural grass is in pristine condition for the start of the college football season.

Only 59 more days until James Franklin’s Nittany Lions take the field against Appalachian State at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 1. Kick times for five of Penn State’s games this season have already been announced.

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Ethan Kasales

Ethan’s a senior journalism major who grew up in Lemont, a few minutes from campus. When he’s not covering Penn State sports, you can usually find him golfing or teaching snowboarding at Tussey Mountain. Feel free to email him at [email protected]


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