COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say there has been a sharp decrease in the number of Buckeye fans cited or arrested on charges of on-campus drinking at football games over the last few years.
Ohio State University police say that with two more home games to go in Columbus, 63 people have been cited and three have been arrested on campus this season.
The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/R1aIkR) that's well below last year's total of 175 citations and 12 arrests. In 2006, there were 507 citations and 35 arrests.
Campus police Chief Paul Denton attributes the drop to good sportsmanship, rather than any changes in enforcement.
He says "there's been a definite change in culture," and that instead of hosting drunken tailgate parties, more Ohio State fans are choosing fun, family-friendly celebrations.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com