Quinnipiac Bans Eating Contests

Officials say competitions are too dangerous.

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Citing safety concerns, Quinnipiac University has banned eating competitions from campus, the Chronicle reports. One official cited news of a student at some university dying while participating in a contest (although a LexisNexis search turned up no such news story), and the head of security backed up the ban, saying, "an event that created a risk of injury that required an ambulance and crew to be summoned was not a good idea."

Quinnipiac currently only has one long-standing eating competition, but inquiry from university housing and the Greek community to hold a wing-eating event prompted officials to ban the practice entirely. "I'm not trying to sabotage events," said the student center director. "I'm just trying to look at things from a safety and liability standpoint."