Mariota is star of Oregon’s west wing

This is a west wing that island fans can visit one day.

Marcus Mariota‘s accomplishments and leadership won’t be forgotten in Eugene, Ore., either. reports today that the University of Oregon has opened the Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center. The facility has an entrance from the west into the Casanova Center, opening with trophies and video of Mariota. Along with a revamped equipment room, the renovation covers 30,000 square feet.

The addition is being referred to as the MMSPC.

Mariota is in his second season as starting quarterback of the Tennessee Titans. He won the Heisman Trophy in 2014 at Oregon to cap a memorable four-year career with the Ducks.

He guided Saint Louis to a state championship in 2010 in his one season as the Crusaders’ starter.

Saint Louis alum Marcus Mariota was named Heisman Trophy winner in 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Saint Louis alum Marcus Mariota was named Heisman Trophy winner in 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


  1. Alpha August 25, 2016 1:22 pm

    Question: if Cal Lee was the St. Louis Coach during Mariota’s time would he started Marcus earlier or was Marcus just a late bloomer? Just curious since there have been alot of praise on Coach Lee.

  2. C-Pop August 25, 2016 6:01 pm

    Who cares…lol, Marcus is a phenom!!!

  3. RuggedSlopes August 25, 2016 7:28 pm


    Marcus should’ve started as a sophomore.

  4. Leeboy August 26, 2016 1:25 pm

    Think Marcus was a late bloomer. Coach lee always plays the player who gives the team a better chance to win no matter is he is an upper classman or not. He started Tua as a sophomore over Ryder Kuhns.

  5. Got17 August 26, 2016 3:25 pm

    Blame the QB Coach, OC & Head Coach for that. He was clearly better than the starter.

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