>>Ohio State To Offer Beer At Football Games
Ohio State fans of age will be able to legally purchase and consume beer during football games this fall, as the Buckeyes join the growing number of Power Five institutions to offer alcohol sales at football games.
According to the school, revenue will be used to fund two new positions in the school's police department as well as go towards research done by the Ohio State University Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery. The school could do whatever it wants with the revenues, but allocating them to these causes will go a long way in justifying the presence of school-provided alcohol.
Plus, as Oliver Luck argued when he was athletic director at West Virginia, allowing alcohol sales legally in the stadium can help curb binge drinking among fans tailgating in the parking lot. West Virginia, Texas, Louisville and Minnesota are also among the growing list of Power Five schools with alcohol sales available to all fans while even more are still offering alcohol in its premium seating areas.
>>Michigan Coach Says There's Prejudice Against Football in America
Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley believes satellite camps should be "instructional." Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has turned them (and everything else he does) into a spectacle.
Harbaugh's tours aren't just about getting in front of recruits and building Michigan's brand.
The NCAA is squarely in Harbaugh's cross-hairs.
Harbaugh said in a detailed piece recounted by CBS Sports' Jon Solomon quote-"They're making these rules up as they go along. It's really discouraging, but I think there's a real prejudice against football in this country -- at the pro level, the college level, the high school level, the Pee Wee level."
Harbaugh was referring to the NCAA's recent ban on photos and autographs during satellite camps, but there's nothing like pumping up the "us against them" storyline to roughly 100 middle schoolers and their parents. That was Harbaugh's crowd in Baltimore on Monday.
Harbaugh added quote-"Most of America right now, most of the parents don't let their kids play football. We're starting to recruit in Samoa and Australia because the American kids are getting scared, you know? So the odds could not be better for you to take advantage of everything football has to offer."