Former A D Oliver Luck made some errors during his tenure, but the moves he initiated or facilitated are paying off big time for WVU. In the past three years athletic revenues have increased from $77.7 million to $91.7 according to figures supplied by the school. That's a $13 million dollar increase. The Mountaineers will also receive their first full share of Big 12 money in the coming year which will ensure another significant jump.
Here's hoping this impressive climb toward $100 million results in marked improvement on the gridiron. Hopefully this year's $4.2 million profit also continues to grow and is spent wisely. An expansion or replacement of the indoor practice facility would top off several impressive improvements in facilities that are either finished or underway.