Oregon has introduced the latest in sports performance technology with the Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center. The center will house everything Oregon's student-athletes need, including the Sports Science Area, Recovery Area, Physiology Area, Movement Area, and the new Equipment room.
"Entering from the west, student-athletes walk into a trophy lobby that is a stunning tribute to the Sports Performance Center's namesake. Trophies for the Walter Camp Player of the Year, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Davey O'Brien Award, Maxwell Award and Manning Award reside in the lobby. One wall has a remarkable transparent LED flat screen television that alternately shows highlights of Marcus Mariota, and then reveals a shadowbox with memorabilia of his from Hawaii. There is also a playful illustration of a Pacific Ocean scene, complete with the Duck on a surfboard." GoDucks.com
The new equipment room is one of the gems in this facility. "Overall, the new equipment room has 2.5 miles of shelving, and makes the most of the area's 19-foot ceilings through the use of a customized shelving system built by SpaceSaver Inc. The 16-foot shelves that slide on a system of rails are the tallest, most distinctive customized system SpaceSaver has ever built for an athletic equipment room." GoDucks.com
One unique feature is the Ducks now have a "Fighting Ducks" throne to sit down in and try on all the new footwear that the team receives.
"Our hope was to recreate a Niketown-like atmosphere, with bright lighting and a lot of energy to showcase all of the unique features of our uniforms and other equipment," stated Wasson (Director of Equipment Operations).