School spirits: alcohol and collegiate sports fans.

  title={School spirits: alcohol and collegiate sports fans.},
  author={Toben F Nelson and Henry Wechsler},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  volume={28 1},
While studies have addressed alcohol use and related problems among college athletes, little is known about the drinking patterns of non-athletes who are sports fans. This study examines the relationship between alcohol use and interest in collegiate sports on two levels. First, do sports fans in college binge drink more and exhibit more negative alcohol-related outcomes than other students? Second, do colleges with large numbers of sports fans have higher rates of heavy drinking and… CONTINUE READING

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