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WSU’s new football operations building

WSU’s new football operations building at Martin Stadium will be up and running for the upcoming season.

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WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos stands in front of WSU’s new football operations building during a media tour on Tuesday in Pullman. The building features a massive Cougar football player image, seen at right, that will be lit at night.


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WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos walks down a staircase outside the building.


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WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos stands in what used to be the only entry point for both WSU and opposing teams entering Martin Stadium for games, as he leads a media tour of WSU’s new football operations building. The new building not only provides the Cougars with a new locker room, but also a new team-specific entry point to the stadium, leaving this opposing view for challengers.


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Equipment storage that collapses to save space in the basement.


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A basement also contains a work area.


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Industrial-grade laundry machines are kept in the basement.


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The basement has lots of unique locking storage.


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WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos unveils one of the crown jewels of WSU’s new football operations building — the locker room.


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The new WSU football locker room features unique storage systems that dry out players’ gear.


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A look at the inside of the storage systems that dry out players’ gear.


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The WSU football team’s new entry tunnel to Martin Stadium.


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The new operations building features a number of design cues related to stimulating player focus and setting goals: In the front of the new locker room, a season schedule is posted, and each locker is angled to face the front whiteboard for easy viewing of the coaching staff.


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WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos shakes hands with a happy linebacker Darryl Monroe.


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Lyrics of the WSU fight song fill the space between lockers and the ceiling.


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WSU’s new football operations building’s locker room features many player comforts.


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The locker room has a new ice bath.


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Showers are seen in the new locker room.


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Quarterback Conner Halliday gives a thumbs-up to members of the media during a tour of WSU’s new football operations auditorium. Both offensive and defensive lines will have meetings in the auditorium.


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WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos unveils another one of the crown jewels of WSU’s new football operations building: the weight room.


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As with most rooms players will be using in the new football operations building, the weight room looks out over Martin Stadium.


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The new weight room features lots of WSU decor.


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Most windows in WSU’s new football operations building look out over Martin Stadium or the practice fields.


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Most windows in WSU’s new football operations building look out over Martin Stadium or the practice fields.


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A wall of fame for legendary WSU moments also shares a resting place for the Apple Cup trophy when WSU has it. The wall is adorned with historic photos, such as this one by former SR photographer Christopher Anderson of WSU’s Shawn Landrum blocking the punt of UW’s Eric Canton for the Cougs to score and win the 1988 Apple Cup.


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The view from the new football medical facilities.


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The view from the new football medical facilities. Most windows in WSU’s new football operations building look out over Martin Stadium or the practice field.


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The new football medical facilities.


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Another view of the medical facilities.


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WSU quarterback Connor Halliday speaks with journalist Vince Grippi under a giant wall mural of Halliday passing last season. The new building features many large photos of WSU players past and present.


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A hall of fame board of legendary WSU quarterbacks is seen still being assembled at the time of a media tour.


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Both offensive and defensive lines will have meetings at the new football operations auditorium.


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Linebacker Darryl Monroe snaps a photo of WSU’s new football operations auditorium.


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The new football operations building includes a cafeteria.


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Linebacker Darryl Monroe and quarterback Connor Halliday share a laugh during the media tour.


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WSU athletic director Bill Moos shows media members Mike Leach’s massive office which overlooks Martin Stadium.


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Coach Leach’s office features a private bathroom and shower, as well as plenty of shelving and storage.


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The locker room for coaches is also housed on the same floor as conference rooms, so coaches can easily freshen up when moving from the sidelines to recruiting conferences.


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The coaches’ locker room also features a sauna.


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A view of Martin Stadium from the top floor of WSU’s new football operations building.

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