Study: UT Students Drink Most on Big Football Game Days

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN -- University of Texas students tend to drink more to celebrate big football games than on traditional party days such as New Year's Eve or the last day of classes.

That's according to a new study that monitored 541 randomly selected students who entered as freshman in 2004.

The students were surveyed about their alcohol use before entering UT and then during the 2004 and 2005 football seasons.

UT psychologist and study co-author Kim Fromme says it's important to know what events are high risk for college drinking.

The study found that drinking was heaviest during high-profile games.

But it also noted that games occurring during breaks -- such as Friday's game between UT and Texas A&M -- may be exceptions because many students are home with their families.

The study also found that drinking levels are high on game days whether the Longhorns play at home or on the road.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 11754821 - kbtx.com/a?a=11754821