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KU Announces Ban On Bags, Purses From Major Sporting Events

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Starting in August, KU Athletics is banning all purses from football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball games and other major sporting events.

If it’s larger than a typical clutch bag and opaque, it won’t be allowed into big games.

Anything else Jayhawk fans carry will have to be in a clear plastic bag no larger than 12-by-12.

Athletics spokesman Jim Marchiony says the policy will not only make the events safer but should expedite entry.

Getting into football and basketball games could be slowed anyway as KU starts screening fans with metal detectors and armed guards at both Allen Fieldhouse and Memorial Stadium.

KU is tightening security in response to a state law that will allow almost anyone over age 21 to carry a concealed gun on Kansas campuses come July 1.