Director of off-campus student services, Willie Young, said he sought the ban because of safety concerns, including "problems with students throwing bottles at police." (And if Willie had ever been to a Michigan-OSU game wearing maize and blue, I'm pretty sure he would have added Wolverine fans as well).
According to Young, "Beer bottles are lethal weapons when thrown empty, and cans don't hurt you, empty." (Pure genius, Willie. Of course someone who's enough of a douche bag to throw a beer bottle with the intent to injure would never even consider throwing an unopened can of beer).
Adding to a list of shit we couldn't make up if we tried, Young noted the ban only applies to domestic beer saying, "Our students drink cheap beer, so the foreign beers are not a problem. You never see those bottles in the neighborhood." (Plus, everybody knows getting hit in the head with a Heinie barely even hurts).
Unfortunately, we have our doubts as to whether Young's plan will work. That's because the MZone has secretly obtained a picture of Buck fans working overtime to make sure that, despite the bottle ban, they'll still have something to throw at Michigan fans next week. Something in a can that will still leave a mark.
Memo to Willie: Never doubt the ingenuity of Buckeye fans when it comes to throwing shit outside the 'Shoe.
HT: Big Will