Beer Pong: The Future Looks Bleak

08/08/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The controversy isn't entirely surprising. The point of beer pong is to get your friends drunk -- and parents and university administrators generally frown on that sort of thing. Last fall, Georgetown University banned beer pong, specially made beer-pong tables and inordinate numbers of Ping-Pong balls and any other alcohol-related paraphernalia in its on-campus dorms -- even in the rooms of students of legal drinking age. The University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Tufts University have also banned drinking games. "We're pleased that Tufts has put this in writing," says Michelle Bowdler, a health administrator at the school. "Although we understand that 21 is the legal drinking age, we don't want our students participating in activities that could do excessive harm to themselves or others."


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