Archive for Wednesday, August 22, 2001

Big 12 note: Buffs keep beer ban

August 22, 2001

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— In Folsom Field, there'll be no beer. Don't try to drink it here. The ban on beer sales at University of Colorado football home games will remain in effect for the 2001 season, which starts Sunday against Fresno State.

The university started a two-year trial ban in 1996 to curb alcohol abuse and violence. The ban was extended indefinitely in 1998.

Before sales were halted, CU was the only school in the former Big Eight Conference now the Big 12 that sold beer at football games.

Some students have argued selling beer during football games is better than students going on drinking binges beforehand because they cannot buy alcohol at the stadium.

Boulder police, though, support the ban. They have said the number of arrests and ejections from the stadium has dropped.

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