The California State University system is banning alcohol from basketball games and other intercollegiate athletic events.
The policy, which was announced Thursday but took effect last month, prohibits the 23 CSU campuses from selling alcoholic beverages at any intercollegiate athletic events in university owned or operated facilities.
Some campuses have existing contracts with vendors allowing alcohol sales, but once those expire they will not be renewed.
The policy also limits alcohol advertising of beer and wine at all campuses.
CSU previously had limited sales of alcohol at events, for instance, restricting the number of drinks that could be served.
CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed said in a statement that officials believe serving alcohol at athletic events is contrary to the system's alcohol policy.
CSU, the nation's largest four-year system with more than 400,000 students, adopted a comprehensive policy to curb student alcohol abuse in 2001. Eight CSU campuses play Division I athletics: Fresno, Fullerton, Long Beach, Northridge, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose and Cal Poly.