Monday, April 28, 2014

Student Athletes now allowed by NCAA to receive unlimited meals

The NCAA has just agreed to provide Division I student-athletes with unlimited snacks and meals during their athletic seasons as well as mandatory. The rule will go into effect August 1, 2014 but had to first be approved on April 24, 2014, by the NCAA board members.

Prior to the new ruling all Division I sports were only allowed to provide students with 1 incidental meal a month outside of the breakfast, lunch, and dinner allowance that is included into their scholarship. The decision of the ruling came about after Shabazz Napier, a guard for the Connecticut men's basketball team, made a comment in an interview that he sometimes "goes to bed starving."

Ole Miss will be placing the rule into effect for the student-athletes at the University. Matt Ball, the Senior Assistant Athletic Director, says that the plan can cost the school anywhere from $500 to $5,000 extra dollars depending on what all they will provide for athletes next year.

Amber Singletary has more on this story, which you can see by clicking here.

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