Center for Sports Surface Research

The Center for Sports Surface Research at Penn State is an intercollege program managed within the College of Agricultural Sciences' Department of Plant Science. The center is dedicated to the improvement of all sports surfaces. Through cooperative scientific inquiry the center’s members expect to improve performance and safety on all sports surfaces.

Center for Sports Surface Research

The Center for Sports Surface Research at Penn State is an intercollege program managed within the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Department of Plant Science. The center is dedicated to the improvement of all sports surfaces. Through cooperative scientific inquiry the center’s members expect to improve performance and safety on all sports surfaces.

News and Information

Putting Your Best Foot Forward
February 22, 2017
Traction research benefits athletes at all levels.
Penn State turf paved graduate's path to Super Bowl
February 2, 2017
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Collin Meyers, a 2010 graduate of the turfgrass science program in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will accompany the Atlanta Falcons as they take the field at the Super Bowl in Houston on Sunday.
Protecting Feet, Ankles, and Knees with Appropriate Shoes
February 1, 2017
The NFL, in partnership with the NFL Players Association, has developed this video that summarizes important information for football players as they choose their on-field shoes. For the last eight years, bioengineering experts advising the NFL’s Musculoskeletal Committee have been collecting and analyzing scientific and medical data to provide information to clubs’ medical and equipment staffs so they can help players make informed choices about the shoes they wear.