Originally posted on The Majors Ann Arbor  |  Last updated 6/20/14
Eastern Michigan University announced Thursday that the team plans to install new gray field turf at Rynearson Stadium for the start of the 2014 season. EMU athletic director Heather Lyke and new head football coach Chris Creighton made the announcement at the Convocation Center Thursday afternoon detailing their plans centered around “building the football program from the ground up”.  “We are building our football program from the ground up; literally, only a handful of universities have different color turfs, and we will be the first with gray,” Lyke said at the press conference. “It builds an identity that matches the toughness of this team.” Creighton also unveiled at new nickname for Rynearson entitled The Factory highlighting the blue-collar nature of Ypsilanti. “Why not make it like a parking lot? We said we would play on one, that’s who we are,” Creighton said. “We want to reinforce that identity, and that work ethic. Lets make it like a factory like the blue collar area Yp...
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