DURHAM — Duke has named its new, 80,000-square foot indoor training facility after former Blue Devils running back and All-American football player Bob Pascal, who contributed $6 million to the project.
The Pascal Field House features a 120-yard football playing surface and is scheduled to be ready for use next week. The university will hold a dedication ceremony for the new fieldhouse Sept. 2, a day before the Blue Devils open their 2011 football season at home against Richmond.
Pascal played for Duke from 1953-1955 and was a two-time, first team All-ACC selection, rushing for 1,523 career yards and 19 touchdowns. He helped the Blue Devils win three ACC championships, as well as a 34-7 victory over Nebraska in the 1955 Orange Bowl.
He was selected in the third round of the 1956 NFL draft by the Baltimore Colts.