By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The hiring of coach Mike Leach is not the only sign that Washington State has tired of being a Pacific-12 doormat. An $80 million expansion has dramatically changed the league's most modest football stadium, and is expected to pump $3 million more into what has long been a cash-strapped program.
The huge new addition to Martin Stadium contains luxury seats and a new press box, and completely changes the profile of the 35,000-seat bowl. It replaces a much more modest press box, and is a tangible sign that everything is up to date at Washington State.
WSU officials promise the privately-funded addition will be ready in time for the home opener Sept. 8 against Eastern Washington.
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