College Park-- By now, most Maryland Terrapin football fans have heard the rumors that the field at Byrd Stadium was going to drastically change.
WUSA was told that the reason the field was currently being dug up was to apply new turf to the stadium. And now, the station has confirmed that is true, but also have discovered the field is getting a new look.
A source within the program said that the turf being applied to the field will be either black or pewter.
A picture of a potential black field has been circulating around the web and has members of the student body excited, even though some might think it would look terrible in real life.
The color pewter, however really seemed odd, considering its not a school color. That could lead one to believe that black will eventually be the color of the field. The school colors are a red, black, and gold, but pewter (the shade of the Tampa Bay Buccaneer helmets) is a closer shade of gold than the current yellow being used by the school.
Athletic Director Kevin Anderson has been trying to reinventing the program since getting the job a season ago, and it seems altering the the school colors could potentially be next after axing the former coaching regime and eliminating the old uniforms.
The new uniforms didn't exactly set the tone for last season, so what impact will a color schemed field provided for the team? Get the players hype? Take the attention off the play of the team? Perhaps a recruiting ploy?
Sometimes it's really about throwing out the old and trying everything new. When you're one of the worst in your conference (ACC), why not?