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Jan 29, 2015 11:52 AM

UMass bars dorm guests during Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl

The Associated Press

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - The University of Massachusetts, which has been the scene of violent celebrations following championships by Boston sports teams, is taking measures to avoid trouble during the Super Bowl by barring dorm residents from hosting off-campus guests.

From noon Sunday until noon Monday, students will only be allowed in dormitories in which they live.

The New England Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl.

The Amherst school is also holding school-sanctioned Super Bowl parties across campus in an effort to control mayhem.

University officials say the measures are based on recommendations in a 65-page report released in September on how the school can better handle large-scale gatherings.

Not all students are happy. Vince Geromini tells WGGB-TV it's unfair he won't be able to visit friends in other dorms.

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