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Michigan State AD says school isn't planning to sell alcohol at football games

Bill Beekman was hired as Michigan State's new athletic director on Monday, July 16, 2018. Hear from John Engler, Mark Dantonio, Tom Izzo and Beekman. Phil Friend, Lansing State Journal

The decision is not in Bill Beekman’s hands. But the new Michigan State athletic director sees what is going on around the Big Ten.

Rutgers, Illinois and Indiana all announced this year that they plan to sell beer and wine at football games. That makes seven of the 14 conference schools to do so.

MSU is not planning to do that, in part Beekman said because state law prohibits alcohol sales at Spartan Stadium and Michigan Stadium during college sporting events.