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Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Complex will cost Phil Knight $19.2 million

The new Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Complex will cost Phil Knight $19.2 million, according to a building permit application the University of Oregon filed Tuesday, the Register Guard reports. UO Athletics announced The Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Complex in September. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the project on Sept. …

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Hoyt: Life after Marcus Mariota a reality check for Oregon football

The Autzen Stadium Duck Store moved an assortment of ambiguous No. 8 Oregon football jerseys off its racks after last season. In its place: No. 8 Marcus Mariota baby blue Tennessee Titans jerseys. Switching jerseys on the racks was an expected, simple change. A 4-3 record heading into the bye week …

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Marcus Mariota graces sixth Sports Illustrated cover, 12 recruits join Oregon Track & Field

–Sports Illustrated featured 2014 Heisman winner Marcus Mariota for the sixth time on its cover, the latest issue featuring “Marcus Mariota and his historic opening statement.” Mariota’s NFL debut earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week. The former Duck completed 13-of-16 passes with four touchdowns and a perfect 158.3 passer rating. –Twelve recruits joined …

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Marcus Mariota shines in NFL debut, sets multiple league and franchise records

– Former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looked everything like the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner in his NFL Debut Sunday. Mariota, who was drafted with the second overall pick by the Tennessee Titans in May, threw for 209 yards and four touchdown passes in a 42-14 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He became the …

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Phil and Penny Knight gift “Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Complex” to Oregon’s athletic department

Future Oregon student-athletes will be constantly reminded of Marcus Mariota’s impact in Eugene. On Thursday, Oregon’s Board of Trustees received the proposal of the Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Complex, which will enhance 29,000 square feet of the Athletic Department’s Casanova Center. On the first floor, the proposal would refurbish the equipment room …

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Marcus Mariota signs four-year deal with Tennessee Titans

Marcus Mariota has signed a four-year, $24.2 million deal with the Tennessee Titans, the team announced Tuesday afternoon via Twitter. The #Titans have signed quarterback Marcus Mariota. MORE: http://t.co/KAUuxC6snvpic.twitter.com/T1fkNzYb87 — Tennessee Titans (@Titans) July 21, 2015 The deal also includes a $15.9 million signing bonus, according to Mike Garafolo of …

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Marcus Mariota wins three individual awards at Oregon’s inaugural O Show

– Oregon’s inaugural O Show took place on Monday night at Matt Knight Arena. Former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota won three awards, including male athlete of the year. Among the other recipients, long jumper Jenna Prandini won female athlete of the year and men’s basketball head coach Dana Altman won coach …

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Marcus Mariota goes No. 2 to Tennessee, Armstead goes No. 17 to San Francisco

– Marcus Mariota was selected No. 2 in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans last night in Chicago. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner decided to stay at home in Hawaii and celebrate the moment with his family instead of being in Chicago to shake NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s hand. …

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Marcus Mariota selected second overall by the Tennessee Titans

In October, a Tennessee Titans fan started a “Suck for the Duck” campaign on Twitter. Now, Marcus Mariota is heading to Nashville. The former Oregon quarterback was selected Thursday night by the Tennessee Titans with the second overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. …

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Investigation into Colt Lyerla’s accusations finds nothing, Marcus Mariota sets up scholarship fund

– Remember the accusations former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla made about Oregon football’s recruiting of him out of high school. Lyerla said in a SB Nation article last September that he was promised a house and car for attending the university. Over a half-year later,and Oregon says its found …

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Practice wrap up: Oregon football ends third week of practice, Marcus Mariota signs with Nike

The third week of Oregon spring football came to a close with a day of competitive scrimmages. Oregon defensive coordinator Don Pellum spoke after practice, saying his defense looked really good. Pellum said that his defense showed aggression, good communication and really good tackling. “And those are the things we have to …

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Reports surface that Marcus Mariota will be first pick in NFL Draft

–  Multiple reports have surfaced that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers intend to use their number one overall pick on Marcus Mariota. ESPN’s Ron Jaworski was the first to report the story. – Monday’s Oregon football practice featured ongoing storylines from Charles Nelson’s continued development in the secondary. – Former Oregon basketball …

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Practice wrap up: Oregon football ventures into life after Marcus Mariota

On Tuesday, the first day of spring practices, the Oregon football team started life after Marcus Mariota. The only issue with that venture? Mariota, along with former center Hroniss Grasu, was at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex to watch his former team’s first day of practice. “It was weird to see them without pads …

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Marcus Mariota displays athleticism, footwork at NFL Combine

Marcus Mariota, as many expected, showcased his athletic ability at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday in Indianapolis. The Heisman winner ran the quickest 40-yard dash (4.52) of any of the 15 quarterbacks. His time ranked higher than 10 of the wide receivers who participated in the event. Mariota tied …

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Report: Marcus Mariota to throw at NFL scouting combine

Former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will throw at the National Scouting Combine on Saturday in Indianapolis, sources told ESPN. Mariota’s status for the throwing portion of the combine was uncertain after the quarterback sprained his AC Joint in the Ducks’ national title game loss to Ohio State. On Jan. 26th, Mariota …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Marcus Mariota, Steve Prefontaine featured on Pac-12 Network’s Mount Rushmore

– In honor of today being President’s Day, the Pac-12 Networks asked its followers which student-athletes should be on the conference’s Mount Rushmore. The final results revealed two Oregon greats. Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Steve Prefontaine join Arizona State’s Pat Tillman and UCLA’s Jackie Robinson on the hypothetical mountain. You spoke, …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Vernon Adams joins the competition to replace Marcus Mariota; men's basketball making late season NCAA push

– The Ducks got an early-season christmas present when former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams announced he will be joining the team for his final season of eligibility, via his Instagram. Adams will be granted immediate eligibility once he graduates from Eastern Washington this June and is expected to join Oregon right …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Marcus Mariota and six other Ducks receive invites to NFL Combine; softball wins season opener

– Headlined by Marcus Mariota and Arik Armstead, the Oregon football program will be represented by seven players at the 2015 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Joining Mariota and Armstead are Hronnis Grasu, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Jake Fisher, Tony Washington and Troy Hill. – The Oregon softball program opened up its …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Kyler Murray sticks with Texas A&M, Tampa Bay "sets sights" on Marcus Mariota

– Five-star quarterback Kyler Murray reaffirmed his commitment to Texas A&M on Thursday. Following my heart… #GigEm — Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) January 30, 2015 Murray told Gerry Hamilton of ESPN that his “heart is with Texas A&M.” Murray, the No. 1 ranked quarterback in the country, finished his career at …

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Report: Marcus Mariota's younger brother Matthew will sign with Oregon

Matthew Mariota, the younger brother of former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, will sign a letter of intent to play for the Ducks, according to Rob DeMello of KHONews. Matthew Mariota (DE) little brother of Marcus Mariota will sign LOI to #Oregon at @PIAA_Hawaii Signing Day Event on Feb. 4 #808Represent — …

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Kim: Marcus Mariota further laid the grounds for future ‘excellence’ and title hopes

“Mahalo, Marcus” were the final words spoken on Wednesday afternoon as Oregon bid farewell to the most storied quarterback in program history. Those two words couldn’t have been more fitting. Mariota, who is expected to be an early pick in the upcoming NFL draft, decided to forgo his senior year to pursue …

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Petition seeking retirement of Marcus Mariota's jersey surfaces online

A petition for Oregon to retire former quarterback Marcus Mariota’s No. 8 Ducks jersey has surfaced online. The petition, located on ipetitions.com, has 774 online signatures currently. Its goal is to reach 1,000. “(Mariota) has selflessly brought so much to the school and has held a special place in the …

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Letters to the Emerald: Oregon fans share special Marcus Mariota memories

Marcus Mariota made his mark at the University of Oregon. He broke seemingly every quarterback record for the Ducks, won the Heisman trophy and led Oregon to a 36-5 record in his three yearsas. Off the field, Mariota tended to shy away from the spotlight. He wasn’t one to seek out …

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Marcus Mariota enters NFL draft: Where does that leave Oregon?

To little surprise, three-year starter and Heisman winning quarterback, Marcus Mariota declared his entry into the 2015 NFL Draft Wednesday. Mariota has been projected to go has high as No. 1. Where does this leave the Ducks? Well, it leaves them with three options –Jeff Lockie (redshirt sophomore), Morgan Mahalak (freshman) and Travis …

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Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota to enter NFL draft

In a press release from the University of Oregon athletic department, Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota announced that he’ll forego his final year of eligibility at Oregon and enter the draft. “After meeting with my family I have decided to forego my final year of eligibility and apply for the 2015 …

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Countdown to the National Championship: Marcus Mariota vs. Cardale Jones

In the days leading up to the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Ohio State, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 12 in Dallas. Today, we’ll look at each team’s starting quarterbacks. The Heisman …

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Tampa Bay or Tennessee: Where will Marcus Mariota call home?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a comfortable 20-7 lead over the New Orleans Saints early in the fourth quarter in a meaningless regular season finale on Dec. 28. Meaningless because neither team had a shot at the playoffs. Tampa Bay, though, had a lot at stake. Some diehard Bucs fans …

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Countdown to the Rose Bowl: Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston

In the days leading up to the 2015 Rose Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Florida State, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 1 in Pasadena. Today, we’ll look at each team’s quarterbacks. Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston. For everything …

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Rose Bowl Q&A: Florida State's Rashad Greene weighs in on Oregon's defense, Marcus Mariota and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu's injury

Anaheim, Calif – Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene sat back in a director’s chair with the sunny Disneyland skyline behind him. He was answering a floury of questions with a smile on his face. However, when he was asked about Oregon defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Greene, a fellow senior, …

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