Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, April 12, 2014

Nobody needs to be reminded that it was a long, long winter. The grass at Ross-Ade Stadium during Saturday's spring game is all the proof anyone needs. One of the Big Ten's three fields still with natural surface, the field had a yellow hue to it in several spots and a couple streaks near both 30-yard lines that stretched from one sideline to the other. See a photo of the field in this post.

To no surprise, the grass received plenty of attention on social media Saturday.

I asked a Purdue spokesman about it, and here was the response: "We had a miserable winter (record number of inches if snow) and the field has had a blanket on it since last fall up until about two weeks ago."

About Brent Yarina senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men's basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature "Clothes Call," which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina's RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.