Tailgating is an important part of football culture in Alabama and across the country.
These events can get rowdy, and there’s always a risk of possible injury. The University of Alabama has a host of tailgating rules to improve safety that include everything from notices regarding proper electricity use on “The Quad” to limits when bringing dogs and other pets to such events. What they do not ban, unlike a growing number of schools: Beer kegs.
Among those schools corking the kegs on game day: Penn State, Arizona State, Michigan State, University of North Texas and The Ohio State University.
In Connecticut, Yale University has also banned kegs at tailgate events, an action that stems from a very specific – and tragic – event. In 2011, at the popular Yale-Harvard match-up, a fraternity brother driving a U-Haul packed with kegs on his way to tailgate with his “brothers” plowed into a row of pedestrians crossing the street. One of them, a 30-year-old artist and fashion designer, was killed. Continue reading