NCAA council votes to give student-athletes unlimited meals, snacks
April 15, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
The NCAA Legislative Council took steps Tuesday to make sure Division I student-athletes will be well fed.
The Council decided that athletes, walk-ons and those on scholarship, can receive unlimited meals and snacks in conjunction with their athletics participation. Previously, student athletes received three meals a day or a food stipend.
The decision, which has been in the works for some time, comes a week after guard Shabazz Napier, in the aftermath of Connecticut's victory in the national championship game, said he often went to bed hungry because he couldn't afford food.