"Adding more beer to the athletic facilities doesn't seem to me to be a control mechanism," Wilmoth said. "But increasing some things, like security, and not doing the pass-out practice, which we did before, makes it much better."
Charles Vest and Ray Lane were not in attendance.
Luck revealed more details about WVU's ideas for the "controlled sales" at the stadium. He said a customer will have to present a valid ID for every purchase and can only buy two beers at a time. Luck said the concessionaire will sell plastic bottles because it was "the best way to curb spillage." Luck said many who opined during the public comment period were worried about the spills from filled cups.
Sales will be cut off in the middle of the third quarter, which Luck said was "the common practice amongst all college and pro teams who sell alcohol." Luck said there will be no vendors circulating the stands to sell beer and there would be no sales in the student section.
Luck said there are plans to add to security and staffing for game day operations and money for such measures has been allocated for the budget in the next fiscal year.
He added upgrades were being made at Mountaineer Field, as well as the WVU Coliseum, to improve cell phone reception and the self-policing practice among fans to text incidents and complaints to security.
"I think it would be irresponsible not to bump up security and staffing and all the other things," Luck said. "We do a great job preparing. I think we can do an even better job from the operational perspective as well as the preparation perspective."
In other business, tuition and fees were increased 4.9 percent, which the Board touted as "among the lowest in the country." The Board approved a $938 million combined budget for the university's main and regional campuses. Included in that is more than $15 million in salary increases for faculty and staff.
The Board also approved a multi-year $159.5 million budget for capital projects as part of the university's strategic plan. Included in that is a new engineering research building, a new agricultural sciences building and a new physical activities and sport sciences facility.
"The big picture is the low tuition increases we've been able to do," Long said. "We have some of the lowest in the country and therefore we continue to make college accessible to students and that looks good to our faculty and staff.
"Of course, we were also able to give a salary increase. We have a $15 million pool that will be used for the salary for classified staff. We will be fully funding the scuhedule. Red-line staff will be getting raises, which they usually do not, and the faculty will be getting raises according to merit and the way that process works."
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