Bag Ban at Penn State This Fall

Saying it’s an important added level of security, Penn State University has announced a ban on all bags, backpacks and purses at home sporting events this fall.

The policy was first put in place for the Blue-White spring football practice game in April. That was just after the backpack bombings at the Boston Marathon. The new policy impacts sporting events held at Beaver Stadium, the Bryce Jordan Center, Rec Hall and any other campus venue.

University officials say you will be allowed to carry one clear one-gallon plastic bag for items needed for medical and/or child care needs, but all items will be subject to inspection.

The school points to similar policies in place at Michigan and Michigan State as examples of bag bans at other Big 10 schools.