When ASU football attendance tanks, the university may discover what many of us already knew: for the most part, college football games are pretty dull unless you’re hammered.

Matt Lamb of The College Fix has the story:

Arizona State Clamps Down on Tailgating, Some Fans Predict Lower Game Turnout

Kegs, beer bongs and flip cup will no longer be staples of tailgating at Arizona State University Sun Devil football games under new rules approved by the school last month.

ASU joined its neighboring public universities in banning such activities in tailgating areas at games, citing public safety. The rules ban kegs or any other “common source of alcohol,” “drinking apparatuses” such as beer bongs and “drinking games” such as “beer pong, shot gunning, and flip cup.”

The university and Sun Devil Athletics said in a joint statement that the keg ban would “improve the experience for students, residents in surrounding communities and Sun Devil Nation.”

The new rules were recommended by the Statewide Student Safety Task Force to the Arizona Board of Regents, which set up the task force last fall to devise “new ways to promote healthy behaviors and activities for students,” the statement said.

ASU said it was “aligning itself” with Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona, which have similar policies.

The new rules let fans “have a great atmosphere inside and outside of Sun Devil Stadium for home football games,” ASU spokeswoman Sharon Keeler told The College Fix in an e-mailed statement. They are intended to cut down on drinking-related injuries and accidents, as well as promote healthy choices, she said.