Duke receives $10 million gift for football

Football season is still months away, but head coach David Cutcliffe had reason to celebrate Friday.

Two donors have pledged a combined $10 million to upgrade Duke Football’s outdoor practice facility and build a visiting locker room and fieldhouse with a full-length practice field, Cutcliffe announced at a press conference in Yoh Football Center. Bob Pascal, Trinity ’56, and Steve Brooks, Trinity ’70, donated $6 million and $4 million, respectively, to the project. Pascal’s gift eclipses Mary and Harold Yoh’s $5.5 million donation in 1999 as the largest individual gift in Duke Athletics history.