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IU makes few changes to security

University continues on as normal despite increased security in many sports arenas

Notre Dame consulted with the FBI and canceled Friday night stadium tours. Police will check the seating and concourse areas with dogs before Purdue plays the Fighting Irish Saturday.\nBut at IU, normal security will be in effect for IU's 4 p.m. game against Utah Saturday.\nFollowing the terrorist attacks on the United States, sporting venues across the country have beefed up security. \nIU has made few changes in its regular security routine.\nAs usual, more than 100 uniformed officers will work game-day security at Memorial Stadium. Those officers represent four agencies -- IUPD, Bloomington Police Department, Monroe County Police and Indiana State Police. The officers will work at stadium entrances and throughout the East and West stands.\nOfficers also have the right to check the contents of bags of any kind brought into the stadium.\nIU made no plans for extra security measures until Wednesday, when a press release said the University will have "heightened awareness among security officials and game day management personnel." The release came days after several other colleges, including Notre Dame and Purdue, made plans to tighten security at their home games Saturday.\n"We really didn't decide to make any changes," said Jeff Fanter, the athletics department director of media relations. "The message has gone out to everybody to be much more aware, be on the lookout for any potentially dangerous situations. But we're confident with the staff we have in place." \nThe football players and coaches don't seem to be worried about security at Saturday's game. Running back Levron Williams said security wouldn't bother the team, and football sports information director Todd Starowitz said "our staff has great faith in the decisions made by the University administration and the IU athletic department"

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