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When desperation calls... just call uncle phil.
Massive concrete pillars to hold together the $68 million operations center that Nike’s Phil Knight is building for the University of Oregon football program are shooting up next to Autzen Stadium. The new center will feature two skybridge-linked buildings — on the north and east sides of the Casanova Center — that will rise six stories on top of underground parking. Opening day is set for fall 2013. Blueprints submitted by the builders to the city of Eugene show that the new complex will continue the trend of jaw-dropping, donor-funded opulence set by previous Duck athletics construction projects. The new center will, for example, feature nine dedicated classrooms, each for a single key position on the football team, from quarterback to inside linebacker.
Football coach Chip Kelly will have a private hot tub next to his office with a waterproofed video center, so he can watch games while taking a soak.
That's pretty awesome.
Sounds really nice, wow. Classrooms... Academic building?
Imagine how big of a mural they will have for that National Championship Participation ring! Should be able to see 12-0 from space.
Haha...a new building does not buy you championships, tradition or history. All flash...
Keep building Phil, Mr. Megalomaniac, buy your little team to dress and play with!
Penn State can tell you how much one man with too much power corrupts.
This post was edited by usctrojan1 21 months ago
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
Typical, Oregon is not a good school academically and all they are good at is sports. I wonder if Phil Knight has actually donated to academic pursuits at Oregon. Who would want to go to a school that is not good academically and has terrible that is a majority of the time cloudy and rainy?
This post was edited by mfox100 21 months ago
They had almost nothing before him, so I think you do have to credit him with the success they have had. Are they an all-time elite program, of course not.
This is a program that went 26 years between making bowl games. They have now gone to 3 straight BCA bowl games, that is pretty impressive for a newcomer.
Hit the nail right on the head. It's kinda sad really
Let me clarify...give the money Phil, all you want..but step away from control. Philanthropy is good, very good...but give and expect nothing.
Oregon has had success, and placing players in the NFL...six Pro HOFers to show for it.
He has the Library and Law School names after family members, so I would guess some cash was thrown their way.
Now that I agree with.
This story is a tad old....January I think...
It's a case of one-upmanship, to counteract the MC being built at USC.
Phil could build a new facility on the top of Mount Hood, and it really won't make much of a difference.
Contractors simply can't "Install" history, heritage, tradition and decades of success and being one of the top targets for student athletes all over the world.
Chipper in a bubble bath?.....nawwwww.....won't even go there.
Must be the new Hydroponic Facility.
There will also be a dedicated room with a very large set of file cabinetry made of exquisite imported hardwoods that will contain extensive volumes of NCAA-related paperwork.
I wonder what he's going to think of next when they see how nice Heritage Hall will be when it gets done being renovated after the McKay Center. They have a counter attack and so do we!!!!
Right next to the shoddily-wired hotplate, right?
...inches away from Chipper's hot tub.....
"In case of emergency (NCAA knocks on door)-drop into tub."
Top ten post of the year
Last years BCS bowl game was gifted to them.
How so? Assuming USC would have gone up there and beaten them again would be no different than assuming Stanford could have come into the Coliseum and won again as well, IMO.
where's my car!?
"It's what a brother would do for another brother"
It's like a dot com bubble waiting to burst.
Forgive me for thinking that USC just may have given the Floats a better game. However, that's just me.
They were gifted the game.
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