From RDU Airport (and Points East) 1. Exit the Airport on Westbound I-40 2. After 4 miles, merge on to NC-147N towards Durham/Downtown. Exit No. 279B 3. After 8.5 miles, exit Chapel Hill Street. Exit No. 13 4. Chapel Hill Street becomes Duke University Road 5. Proceed to dead end, turn right on HW 751 6. At next stop light (Science Drive), turn right. 7. Turn right on Whitford Drive (Yoh at end of Whitford Dr.). From points north traveling on S I-85 1. Exit 15-501 Bypass South 2. On 15-501, Exit at HW 751, turn left at the light. 3. Proceed to third light (Science Dr.) and turn left. 4 . Turn right on Whitford Drive (Yoh at end of Whitford Dr.). From points south traveling on N I-85 1. Exit on HW 751, Exit No. 170 2. Turn right at first light. 3. Go three miles and at the fourth light, turn left on Science Drive. 4. Turn right on Whitford Drive (Yoh at end of Whitford Dr.).
In August of 2002, the Duke football program moved into a new home - The Yoh Football Center.
Located in the northeast corner of Wallace Wade Stadium, the $22 million, 70,000-square foot facility is named for the Yoh Family on the strength of Trustee Chairman Spike Yoh and Mary Milus Yoh’s lead gift of $5.5 million.
The state-of-the art facility features a speed and agility room, lockerroom, coaches offices, weight room, sports medicine center, position group meeting rooms, a players lounge and a memorabilia floor. The completion of the building was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting dinner on August 30 - the night before Duke opened the 2002 season with a 24-16 victory over East Carolina - and a dedication dinner on October 4 during Homecoming Weekend.
Over 750 gifts were received to fund the project, with over half coming from former Blue Devil football players. The Duke Football Campaign, the fund-raising effort for the facility, was spearheaded by Dr. Frank Bassett and Leo Hart. Bassett, who served as Duke’s team physician from 1966-93, was honored by the National Association of Athletic Development Directors with the organization’s 2002 Volunteer of the Year Award. Hart, one of just three three-time first team All-ACC selections in Duke football history, played quarterback for the Blue Devils from 1968-70 and continues to rank among the school’s all-time passing leaders. In addition, tremendous support was given by the Gridiron Society which is chaired by Dr. Bob Deyton.
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