Think tailgating should end on every college campus? Is this just a bandaid for student drinking?

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Think tailgating should end on every college campus? Is this just a bandaid for student drinking?
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Wed, 11-10-2010 - 10:12am

The Duke student newspaper, The Chronicle, reports the teenager was found unconscious in a portable toilet following tailgate festivities before last Saturday's game against Virgina. The paper described the teen as the sibling of a Duke student.

In his letter, Moneta acknowledged Duke's victory over Virginia but said "the positive experience in Wallace Wade was dampened by an incident in tailgate ... an incident involving a teenage youth which easily could have been tragic."

"This incident has vividly revealed that tailgate as is practiced at Duke must come to an end,"



http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/11/09/791577/duke-suspends-tailgating.html

Duke's tailgating guidelines "limit" student groups to 30 cases of beer or nine cases per vehicle, and each person who walks into the area is limited to a six-pack of beer.

So if you drive to the tailgate you are limited to 9 cases (270 beers) to split amongst 4 or 5 people. If you walk to the tailgate you get 6 beers.

Good to see Duke cracking down on all these walking while intoxicated incidents?

Wonder how the parents feel about their older child?

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Registered: 07-30-1997

Can't they just ban drinking for tailgate or are they not physically on campus?

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Registered: 11-18-2008

NINE cases? Wow, I think they need to reexamine that. Even if you're driving a minvan that seems excessive. :smileytongue:

We have a similar issue here when our state rivals play each other. They finally banned alcohol inside the game and cracked down on underage drinking during the tailgating period, but it's still a disaster.

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Registered: 10-26-1999

I don't even know how to respond to that!

                        Calmama54, from the beautiful


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Registered: 04-16-2009

Tailgate parties seem to be an American thing. Or atleast, they are a non-Ontario, non-Quebec thing.

No tailgate parties here.