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Florida couple commit $10M to Duke athletics

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DURHAM, NC (AP) -- A Florida doctor and his wife have committed the largest gift in Duke University history to the school's athletics department.

The school announced Thursday that Dr. Steven and Rebecca Scott have committed $10 million to help support activities and programs in a new 35,000-square-foot building. That building will house ticket offices, a team store, offices for department personnel, training rooms and an expanded weight room for Olympic sport programs.

Officials say the three-level facility will be used by more than 600 student-athletes.

Last month, Duke announced the launch of a $3.25 billion university-wide fundraising campaign which will support priorities across Duke's 10 schools, Duke Medicine and a range of university programs. Included in the campaign is a $250 million goal for Duke athletics to be divided three ways.

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