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Southern Methodist Univeraity’s support for selling beer at its big games on campus is the latest break in a long dry spell at most Texas schools. The University of North Texas at Denton and the University of Texas at Austin also are considering lifting bans on alcohol sales in the stands at football and basketball games. For now, only the University of Houston does so. The public and private universities considering the change say it could boost attendance and raise revenue. But several other Texas schools — including A&M, Baylor and Texas Christian University — remain opposed. Some cited the potential of underage drinking and rowdy, booze-stoked behavior. For SMU, its proposed expansion of alcohol sales — already permitted in the football stadium’s luxury suites — is backed by many student leaders, alumni and city officials. Bob Clark, a University Park council member, said he’s not worried about drinking-related problems. “I don’t expect it to change the character of the basketball or football games except add more fun to the atmosphere,” Clark said. “I have confidence the SMU fans and students would be responsible in their consumption.” Read more: http://www.dentonrc.com/local-news/local-news-headlines/20131015-unt-ut-consider-beer-sales-at-games-along-with-smu.ece