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

2019 Football Cleat Models Traction Report
August 12, 2019
The 2019 Football Cleat Models Traction Report includes traction data from twelve 2019 football cleat models measured on Kentucky bluegrass, bermudagrass, and FieldTurf Revolution.
NFL - NFLPA Release 2019 Helmet Poster
June 13, 2019
The NFL and NFLPA recently released their helmet safety research findings for the 2019 season.
NFL - NFLPA Release 2019 Cleat Poster
June 13, 2019
The NFL and NFLPA recently released their cleat safety research findings for the 2019 season.