Good luck on enforcing this, Purdue.
On Thursday, the Board of Trustees of the West Lafayette-based public university approved the adoption of a so-called “sports wagering policy.” The policy applies to all faculty, staff and non-athlete students (Purdue’s student-athletes and coaches, like those at other colleges, are already barred from betting on sports by NCAA rules). Purdue’s new policy expressly prohibits gambling on sporting events involving Purdue teams, coaches or student-athletes. It governs wagers made in person as well as bets made online and through mobile technologies.
The university’s statement does not offer reasoning behind the policy’s adoption.
Reasoning? There was reasoning?
I cannot even begin to list all the difficulties that surround this policy. How in the world does the school plan to track wagering in all its different forms? And how does it plan to punish people who engage in a legal activity?