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University of Kentucky restricts alcohol at tailgate parties in response to post-game fights

No alcohol at the tailgate party: That's the decree of University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto.

Campus radio station WUKY reported that Capilouto on Thursday announced the alcohol ban from non-reserved tailgate spots in response to fights after UK lost to Western Kentucky University on Sept. 15. Also banned: DJs and bands.

University spokesperson Jay Blanton said that an area along the university's Cooper Drive was the center of the problem and that no drinking would be allowed in the area between Sports Center Drive and University Drive.


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Kentucky plays South Carolina on Saturday, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. EDT.

The Associated Press noted that after the school won the national basketball championship this March, unruly celebrations resulted in numerous small fires and gunfire that left a man wounded.

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