October 10th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

A ban on sports wagering on Purdue teams will be in place for students, staff, faculty and contractors in time for Purdue’s football game Oct. 19 against Iowa, after Purdue trustees agreed on a policy thought to be just the second of its kind in the nation. Trustee Mike Berghoff said campus leaders weren’t comfortable with the idea that the campus community could now legally bet on student-athletes in their classrooms, in their residence halls and in their dining halls. “We really wanted to get ahead of this,” Berghoff said. The policy approved Friday morning came with instructions to Purdue legal and compliance staff to hash out the final guidelines, including how the policy would be enforced, the penalties and what it would mean for betting on March Madness pools and other more casual, social settings. -Dave Bangert, Lafayette Journal & Courier. Read More.

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