The Washington Post
12.29.15 | Danielle Paquette
At American schools with powerhouse football programs, college game day often brings hordes of rowdy visitors and booze-soaked tailgates. Students wake early and chug vodka with breakfast. Gift shops sell T-shirts that brag, “Never lost a party.”
Jason Lindo, an economic professor at Texas A&M University, wondered if this elevated revelry intensified the risk of sexual assault on campus. Alcohol, he knew, promotes aggression.
So, Lindo and his colleagues analyzed 22 years of FBI data to compare reports of rape to the law enforcement agencies serving students at Division 1 schools on game days to reports on non-game days, controlling for differences expected across different days of the week and times of the year.