Although the parents will always say, that their children have gone to uni for a degree, there is an element of truth in that. However the social side of uni life is just as appealing, and that the drinking games are a great way of students meeting each other, and getting drunk with it.
Sports teams hold socials every week, where they form a 'circle', where the team and anyone else wanting to take part just sit in a large circle and take part in the drinking games and international drinking laws.
The games involved can include 'Never have I ever', 'Iaka' and 'One frog jumped into the pond, splash'. Although the games may sound simple and/or slightly bizarre, the fact that the games are a lot harder after a few beverages (an international drinking law states you cannot say the word drink), the games become so impossible that the inevitable punishments for mucking up are dealt.
Although, most people do turn out drunk and there's always an embarrassing story someone has about you the next day, it's something that most sports teams and me included, look forward to do every single week.