These are all potential scenarios that could affect not only WVU but also the state and national economies. It's these types of uncertainties that have led corporations across the country to store up record-sized piles of cash in recent years.
Therein lies the true benefit of a guarantee: certainty.
Now, when Oliver Luck wants to plan for the future - or even just sleep at night - he can rest his plans (and head) on the knowledge that the athletic department has a defined and rather healthy source of income to help finance its plans over the next 12 years.
That's a value on which one cannot put a price.
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