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satyking
06-16-2016, 07:47 AM
The NCAA is finally allowing beer to be sold at their event, they state this is a trial and could lead to more at other venues.......who would guess that college kids drink beer !!!! :D:eek::D

hockeyplayer1015
06-16-2016, 08:19 AM
Or, they know that it's baseball and thus, alcohol is needed to get through 3 hours of that.

Tater
06-16-2016, 08:54 AM
It has been hypocritical for a number of years now. Outside Amalie Arena, the NCAA Frozen Fest sells 20oz. cans of Bud for $14, but doesn't let the venue sell beer inside.

LordofBrewtown
06-16-2016, 09:59 AM
It has been hypocritical for a number of years now. Outside Amalie Arena, the NCAA Frozen Fest sells 20oz. cans of Bud for $14, but doesn't let the venue sell beer inside.

Unless you are in a luxury box or club level seating (we had club level seats - free food and alcohol, was well worth it). But yeah, hypocritical. That's generally been the policy in the B1G 10 for all sports. However, I believe that Ohio St is going to allow beer sales at football this year?

Badger games are ridiculous/hypocritical too. As my friend says, the do-gooders can't have the students getting drunk and walking back to the dorms or apartments from the rink; but, it's OK for the old snobs to get hammered in their luxury boxes, hop in their Mercedes and drive home.

The Sicatoka
06-16-2016, 10:12 AM
It has been hypocritical for a number of years now. Outside Amalie Arena, the NCAA Frozen Fest sells 20oz. cans of Bud for $14, but doesn't let the venue sell beer inside.

The NCAA? Hypocritical? The organization that says the old North Dakota nickname and logo is bad and won't allow it at their events, but that'll allow the 2017 Frozen Four in an arena plastered with a virtually identical logo? Hypocritical? Nah.

Public notice: If your cynicism meter didn't peg after that, have it checked.

Sean Pickett
06-16-2016, 10:15 AM
The NCAA is finally allowing beer to be sold at their event, they state this is a trial and could lead to more at other venues.......who would guess that college kids drink beer !!!! :D:eek::DThe NCAA mentioned this possibility when asked at the 2015 FF. And it likely has less to do with college kids who can and do drink (a small subset $ of attending fans) and more to do with adults who drink (a much large subset $$$ of fans). One has to wonder if they will still not allow alcohol advertising in the arenas.

Sean

The Sicatoka
06-16-2016, 10:25 AM
One has to wonder if they will still not allow alcohol advertising in the arenas.

Vendor: Want a beer?
Customer: Sure. What kind do you have?
Vendor: I can't show you ... no advertising allowed.

St. Clown
06-17-2016, 03:51 PM
Unless you are in a luxury box or club level seating (we had club level seats - free food and alcohol, was well worth it). But yeah, hypocritical. That's generally been the policy in the B1G 10 for all sports. However, I believe that Ohio St is going to allow beer sales at football this year?

Badger games are ridiculous/hypocritical too. As my friend says, the do-gooders can't have the students getting drunk and walking back to the dorms or apartments from the rink; but, it's OK for the old snobs to get hammered in their luxury boxes, hop in their Mercedes and drive home.
SCSU added beer sales either this year or with the expansion to the NHC. They're now looking into expanding their offerings, but I don't know the details. They sent out some details in an email that I skimmed this past winter.

In the past, only schools whose teams played in off-campus venues could sell alcohol, based upon a State of MN law. As a result, SCSU and the Gophers couldn't sell any alcohol while the other D-I teams could because they all played off-campus. That law was amended or rescinded entirely. I don't know Goldy's plans for beer. They had been discussing a change to the rules, but I don't know if they ever made them.

RSTuthill
06-19-2016, 12:17 PM
The NCAA mentioned this possibility when asked at the 2015 FF. And it likely has less to do with college kids who can and do drink (a small subset $ of attending fans) and more to do with adults who drink (a much large subset $$$ of fans). One has to wonder if they will still not allow alcohol advertising in the arenas.
What do you bet that if they do sell beer it will only be light beer. That's no better in my opinion. At UConn games they sell beer, wine, and hard liquor with no ill effects except that all the newbies to hockey don't know that you don't walk down to your seat when play is not dead.

SJHovey
06-21-2016, 11:33 AM
The NCAA is finally allowing beer to be sold at their event, they state this is a trial and could lead to more at other venues.......who would guess that college kids drink beer !!!! :D:eek::DI just got back from the first weekend at the CWS in Omaha, and I can put these rumors to a rest. No beer being sold. Just Coors Light, Miller Light, Bud Light and Leinie's Summer Shandy.

Patman
06-21-2016, 03:08 PM
I just got back from the first weekend at the CWS in Omaha, and I can put these rumors to a rest. No beer being sold. Just Coors Light, Miller Light, Bud Light and Leinie's Summer Shandy.

Eh, gotta start somewhere