“THE COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE TODAY IN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS CONTINUES TO CHANGE, AND FACILITIES ARE OFTEN THE PRIMARY DISTINGUISHING FACTOR IN A YOUNG PERSON’S DECISION ON WHERE TO ATTEND COLLEGE.”
– KIRBY HOCUTT, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS
To maintain our competitive edge, we must provide our student-athletes every opportunity to train at the highest level. Participation in inter-collegiate athletics builds character, teaches teamwork and commitment, and prepares student-athletes for success in their personal and professional lives. Our vision is to continue to be the premier athletics program in the nation. The first step is expanding and renovating the many resources and facilities we offer to our student-athletes. It begins with a new multipurpose facility and renovation of our athletic training center, which will further our mission in providing the best possible experience for our dedicated student-athletes.
It’s All About the U is a progressive athletics enrichment campaign that seeks to raise $13,600,000 for a new Center for Athletic Excellence housing a brand-new football locker room, players’ lounge, and student-athlete academic center for all of our athletes. The Center for Athletic Excellence will be an iconic building that pays homage to the legacy of Hurricane Football. It will feature a gallery of champions showcasing national championship trophies and rings, Ring of Honor memorabilia, and the proud tradition of Hurricane Football. The center, together with a newly expanded sports medicine training area in the Hecht Athletic Center, will enable our student-athletes to achieve their personal, academic, and athletic aspirations.