TODAY   |  March 09, 2014

73 students arrested at Mass. pre-St. Pat’s party

Known as the "Barney Blowout," the annual University of Massachusetts pre-St. Patrick’s Day party spiraled out of control Saturday, pitting police in riot gear against thousands of unruly students. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports.

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>>> a pre st. patrick's day bash at a college campus in massachusetts resulted in the arrests of more than 70 people overnight. dozens of students from the university of massachusetts amherst were handcuffed when police officers in riot gear arrived. police say four officers were hurt in clashes with students. the university says students arrested will be reviewed under the school's code of conduct .