MSU Cracks Down on Tailgating

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Michigan State University has put new restrictions on tailgating for the rest of this football season in an attempt to curb binge drinking.

Campus parking lots won't open until five hours before game time. Lots will close two hours after each game.

Game boards and other paraphernalia related to drinking games will be banned from tailgate parties.

University officials say the new regulations come in response to increased drinking before and after Spartan football games. If these restrictions don't work, stricter measures could be considered for next season.

The new restrictions go in effect for Saturday's home game against Illinois. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.