University of Iowa President Sally Mason says the school will take steps to change the drinking culture surrounding Hawkeye football games. Mason says some people take advantage of the family tailgating atmosphere. “We want to see some of that cleaned up and I think we’re going to be taking some steps to try and deal with that as well, probably starting as soon as this fall,” Mason said.
Mason wouldn’t specify what steps the University will take, saying “stay tuned.” The school’s move to clean -up the game day atmosphere comes as a campaign committee called “21 makes sense” was recently formed. The members include Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz and Iowa City Mayor Matt Hayek.
They support the city’s new drinking law which prohibits people under 21 from being in bars after ten p.m. The drinking ordinance will likely go before voters this November.
Mason made her comments on the Iowa Public Radio program, “The Exchange.”