Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
I got to think that alcohol sales in college stadiums has a lot to do with this.
The saving grace for OSU is that they don't sell any alcohol in the stadium nor now do they allow it at tailgating on OSU property. People still manage to get pretty lubed up, but I can't imagine what the Shoe would be like if beer got sold during the game.
OSU also doesn't have much of a problem selling out (or nearly so) every game so they don't have to use beer sales as a lure to get people to come to the ballgame.
I'll have to see if I can find it online, but I actually read a study that said that schools that do allow alcohol sales at games have fewer instances of violence and arrests both during and after games. The theory was that when people can't buy alcohol at the stadium they drink more before hand than people who have the option of buying beer at the game.