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Yale Bans Kegs for Tailgating

Nancy Barry, 30, of Salem, Massachusetts, died while tailgating at the Harvard-Yale game.



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    Yale University is changing the rules when it comes to tailgating at home football games. Among the rules is a ban on kegs and box trucks at tailgating events.

    The changes come after the November crash that ended in the death of Nancy Barry, 30, of Salem, Massachusetts.   

    She was hit by a U-Haul truck while tailgating before "The Game" against Harvard and  pronounced dead at Yale-New Haven Hospital about 30 minutes after the crash.

    Police determined that the driver of the box truck was not drunk.

    University President Richard Levin and Yale officers approved four policy changes on Thursday afternoon.


    Kegs will not be permitted at university athletic events or functions. 

    Yale will not allow over-sized vehicles, such as box trucks or large commercial vehicles, in university lots at athletic events, unless the driver is a pre-approved authorized vendor.   

    Student tailgating will end at kickoff and all students and guests will have to leave the student tailgating area.

    Yale is creating a new vehicle-free area for student tailgating. Students who must bring a car will be able to park in another area at the Bowl.