In an era of colleges competing for the nation’s best athletes through NIL and showcasing their facilities, sports teams are pulling out all the stops to convince prospective students that their school is the right one for them.
This move by SUNY Morrisville, which is a Division III school located in New York, to install an all-black artificial turf field was supposed to be a bragging right, but has instead turned into the ultimate “what were they thinking” moment.
Sure, the field looks cool and all (reminiscent of Boise State’s famous blue field), but can you imagine how hot that field will be in the dog days of summer?
The average temperature in New York’s summer months is still above 80 degrees, so best of luck to all the poor student-athletes reporting to summer workouts in the sweltering heat.
And with all of the severe weather fluctuations lately, like the record temperatures out in Arizona and Nevada, who knows what the temperatures could be like for Fall football in New York.
They might have to play all of their games at night on this field.