The Oregon Ducks football program is known for having some of the best facilities in the country, thanks to Nike co-founder and Oregon alum, Phil Knight, the school’s biggest donor.
Having that kind of funding also means they have the coolest gear in the land. No other team in college football has as many uniform options with as many color combinations as the Ducks. And they’ve just added some more cool stuff—a high-tech $19 million sports facility named after none other than former Oregon Heisman-winning QB Marcus Mariota.
The Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Facility boasts 30,000 square feet of sports opulence. A gym, a turf field, sleep pods, a 40-yard running track, a new equipment room with 2.5 miles of shelving, and a sports science area containing the most state-of-the-art machinery are just some of the amenities. Oh, and the lobby also serves as a trophy room, housing Mariota’s trophies for the Walter Camp Player of the Year, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Maxwell Award, and Manning Award.
The only ones missing are Mariota’s Heisman, and, because the Ducks never won one, a national championship trophy. Knight is apparently hoping this helps motivate the troops to that end.