OU won’t sell beer at games

University of Oklahoma president David Boren said Oklahoma will not sell beer at football games and other athletic events even though Texas will being selling beer at football games this season.

Texas allowed beer sales at basketball, baseball and softball games starting last year. OU does sell alcohol in its suite level.

“It’s not my suite,” Boren said. “I’ll put it that way. I can’t go through all the legalities of that, but there are legal reasons why they can.”

The OU Board of Regents okayed continuing funding of $105 million for the south end zone renovation of Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Work on the renovation began this spring. Coaches’ offices, locker rooms and meeting facilities have moved to temporary homes near the stadium.

OU has raised tuition 4.8 percent but the athletic department is self-funded and actually contributes to other departments.

The renovations  include completing the south end zone, additional suites and boxes and other fan amenities and improvements to the training facilities in that part of the stadium.

OU assistant coach Cale Gundy, Bill Bedenbaugh, Jay Boulware and Tim Kish have been given raises. Gundy got a $15,000 raise to $365,000 a year in total compensation. Bedenbaugh, Boulware and Kish all got $5,000 annual raises.

Coach Bob Stoops and defensive coordinator Mike Stoops did not get raises.

Assistant men’s basketball coaches Chris Crutchfield, Steve Henson and Lew Hill each got a $5,000 a year raise for annual base salaries of just above $200,000.

Strength coach Jerry Schmidt got a $5,000 raise as well, moving his total compensation to $305,000.