Skip to comments.All-You-Can-Eat Training Table: NCAA Approves UnLtd. Food After Napier Complains of 'Hungry Nights'
Posted on 04/16/2014 7:19:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Final Four most outstanding player Shabazz Napier complained on the eve of UConn's tournament win over Kentucky that he sometimes goes to bed "starving" as a student-athlete. The NCAA has heard the growls of Shabazz's stomach.
The NCAA announced that schools can now provide student-athletes with unlimited food. The NCAA release called the Division 1 rule revision "an effort to meet the nutritional needs of all student-athletes." Prior to Tuesday's change, schools could provide their competitors with a stipend or dining hall pass good for three meals a day, a deprivation which sent Mr. Shabazz to sleep starving.
Other changes include the requirement of a person familiar with CPR at practices and games, certification for trainers, three hours rest between sessions for football players, and a reduction in time for certain drug suspensions. "The penalty for testing positive for street drugs, including marijuana, will be reduced to half a season from a full season," the NCAA announced....
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what about the other students?
do they also get free, unlimited food? or is that only for those deemed special or ‘more equal’?
.... schools can now provide student-athletes with unlimited food .....
Moochelle will not like this.
Asked and answered.
I’m guessing you weren’t on a full-ride sports scholarship? How is it that someone who is is supposedly starving?
It seems he had enough money for all those tattoos, but none for food?
My daughter, who is being recruited by a handful of midmajor Division 1 schools, is very happy with this announcement.
Athletes burn a lot of calories and can put away a phenominal amount of food. Miss Gamecock is currently on a 2 week break from her sport and we noticed our grocery bill went down significantly.
That being said we can afford to stock her pantry when she goes off to college, but there are a lot of athlete’s parents who can’t. Considering how much money these kids bring into a lot of the schools is it really too much to ask that they get extra meals?
No, I was a commuter, working part time, and paying rent. I wasn’t as blessed as those that can throw a ball around.
The other students are not doing three hours of intense physical exercise every day. Trust me. The average college student is not suffering.
If you don't believe me go to any CVS by a college campus. See which aisle is much longer than the candy aisle. The intense physical exercise they're getting is not much longer than 5 minutes.
Make them millionaires in Jr High already
When I was in college I was on a food plan and got three squares and could take snacks, sandwich stuff and more to our dorm rooms. And that was the late 1970’s.
Freshmn fifteen!!! :)
This is overt discrimination against students who can’t play basketball or other sports well enough to make the team.
Withholding food from the commoner and providing extra food to a favored few.
Sounds like the old USSR.
The Hunger Games, so to speak.
My son lived in a house with four other guys during his last two years of college. None of them had very much money and all were working part-time just to pay their tuition, books and rent. Every week they would get a case of tuna, a case of mac and cheese, a case of Ramen noodles, a couple large jars of peanut butter, 7 loaves of day old bread and seven gallons of milk.
Although many, many years have passed, he still will not eat tuna, mac and cheese, Ramen, peanut butter or white bread.
While the NCAA has numerous draconian rules, this story is the biggest load of crap. These kids all get stipends to pay for their rent. So you usually get 3 or 4 players living together and share the rent but still get paid the full stipend. I assure you that a superstar from one of the top basketball programs gets all kind of other perks as well and never goes to bed hungry.
“what about the other students?”
Why would the NCAA have anything to say about other students? Schools are free to offer unlimited meals to non-athletes, always have been free to do so. NCAA regulations prohibited them from offering it to athletes. Now they don’t.