The University of Colorado has always tried to fight student-drinking problems. It’s a valiant effort when it focuses around educating responsible drinking. It’s out of place when it bans booze, which CU recently did at the Coors Event Center, home to the school’s basketball teams. It could equate to an $80,000 hit annually to a cash-strapped athletic department while doing little to stop drinking. Take a look at any football game where beer was banned in ’96—the student section provides an education in binge drinking and booze smuggling.
What’s Next: CU will be searching for new revenue streams, and the student body will continue to subsidize the “shooter” industry.