BYU is turning to homegrown talent for solutions to a problem plaguing its softball team: glare on the field. reports that glare from the sun can get so intense at times that games have to be paused for up to 20 minutes in the late afternoon and early evening, and the issue has affected the softball team for years. Now the school is turning to its own engineering students, offering a $1,000 prize to find a solution.

A panel of judges, including athletic director Tom Holmoe, will select three finalists from among the student groups presenting possible solutions. Finalists will expand upon their initial pitches, and a winner will be selected on April 10.

Details of particular plans weren’t presented in a public setting, but some students spoke to about their ideas, expressing confidence in their ability to deliver effective solutions under budget.

“Let’s just turn to them, and between all these great minds and creativity we are going to come up with something good,” Holmoe told

Jason Scott is Online Managing Editor of Athletic Business.