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Ole Miss to begin selling beer at Saturday’s football game

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Beer will begin being sold inside a Mississippi college’s football stadium at a game this weekend. The Oxford Eagle reports the first...
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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Beer will begin being sold inside aMississippi college’s football stadium at a game this weekend.

The Oxford Eagle reports the first shipment of beer wasdelivered to Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway stadium on Thursday. The match againstTexas A&M on Saturday marks the first time in recent years the stadium willbe permitted to sell alcohol to fans.

SEC chancellors and school presidents voted in May to allowleague members the option of selling beer and wine during sporting events.

Ole Miss officials have said they waited until the secondhalf of the season so they could learn from other schools’ experiences andpromote responsible behavior.

Two beers will be allowed for purchase at any one time bylegal customers. Sales will end at the conclusion of the third quarter.

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Information from: Oxford Eagle, http://www.oxfordeagle.com