‘The tailgate was like a cemetery’

Carl J. Bachus | Collegio Reporter The Pitt State administration’s recent changes to the tailgate drinking policies went into full effect during the game on Saturday, Sept. 22. The new policy regarding alcohol consumption, brought about by an altercation in the parking lot during the Gorillas’ first home game on Sept. 8, requires tailgaters to cease all consumption of alcoholic beverages after the start of the game. “The atmosphere was a little more relaxed,” said Jarred Estrada, junior in justice studies. “You didn’t see too many people out there as early as they were at the previous tailgates. There was a noticeable police presence, but I don’t get uncomfortable around police, so it didn’t bother…

Drinking prohibited after kickoff (WITH NEW VIDEO)

Val Vita | Managing Editor The fights during tailgating at the first home football game on Sept. 8 led the University administration at PSU to change their drinking policy permanently. From now on, nobody is allowed to drink in the parking lot after the game starts. WEB EXCLUSIVE: New video of the altercation on Sept. 8. Steve Erwin, associate vice president of campus life and auxiliary services, says the possession and consumption of alcohol shall cease no later than scheduled kickoff. “About 30 minutes in advance we’ll begin to make announcements reminding people about that,” Erwin said. “Nobody needs to leave, but they need to stop consumption at this time.” Since the Gorillas start playing…

Time to tailgate

Val Vita | Managing Editor The Gorillas don’t start playing until 6 p.m. on Saturday, but Michael Saldivar and Grant Currier are already prepared to be tailgating in the parking lot of Carnie Smith Stadium at 10 a.m. “The best part is staying at the parking lot,” said Currier, undeclared sophomore. Saldivar says they might not even get in the stadium, which he says won’t stop them from cheering, since everyone cheers in the parking lot. “We are bringing a lot of beer,” said Saldivar, sophomore in communications and Sigma Phi Epsilon integrant. “We usually go in a frat brother’s truck. During the game, even rivals frats high five, because it’s our football team.” Most…