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In this Thursday, July 12, 2012 photo, construction is nearly complete on the artificial turf of the football field at Lindenwood University's Belleville, Ill., campus. The university is making its leap into college football this fall and has tackled how to make its program instantly unique with the new turf of alternating maroon and gray stripes that's drawing some ridicule.

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Lindenwood U.: No apologies for unusual turf

Tiny Lindenwood University has tackled the challenge of making its stadium unforgettable in its first year of college football. For good or bad, the newly installed striped football field did the trick.

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