Don't expect Texas A&M to start selling beer and wine at athletic events any time soon, following in the footsteps of others. A&M hasn't even talked about it, said Jason Cook, senior associate athletic director for external affairs.

Cook mentioned the costs that would be involved in making that happen, hiring security, staff and training them to name a few. He also asked when looking at say a $100 million athletic budget would it really be worth it?

He said one reason the 30 or so schools might have opted to sell alcohol was to increase attendance. That's not a problem with A&M in football, baseball and women's basketball were attendance is rising or has been steady.

Again, Cook said they haven't even talked about it.

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Robert Cessna's email address is robert.cessna@theeagle.com

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