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University of Oregon unveils proposed sports performance complex named after Mariota

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The University of Oregon could soon have a great way to honor Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Marcus Mariota.

On Thursday, the University's Board of Trustees was presented with a proposal for the Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Complex.

The Complex would be a 29,000 square-foot enhancement to the Casanova Center's first floor.

The proposal includes refurbishing the equipment room and transforming the locker room and storage space.

The project would be a gift from Phil and Penny Knight.

"Thanks to the incredible generosity of Phil and Penny Knight and their commitment to the University of Oregon, we'll be able to enhance our total commitment to the student-athlete experience with another world-class facility," UO athletic director Rob Mullens said. "Marcus is the epitome of a student-athlete, and the Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Complex will be an outstanding tribute to his legacy."

If the proposal is approved, construction would start in January and would be finished by September 2016.

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