Source: Tyler Conway / Bleacher Report
No Division I college athlete should ever go to bed “starving” again. Following a meeting of its Legislative Council on Tuesday, the NCAA announced the removal of meal and snack restrictions on Division I athletes, according to NCAA associate director of communications Michelle Brutlag Hosick.
Whereas previously student-athletes were afforded only three meals per day, they will now have unlimited access to meals provided by on-campus facilities. The privilege will extend to walk-on athletes as well.
“Today we took action to provide meals to student-athletes incidental to participation,” council chair Mary Mulvenna said. “I think the end result is right where it needs to be.”
The NCAA says the alteration was made to “meet the nutritional needs of all student-athletes.” The Legislative Council’s decision comes less than two weeks after Connecticut guard and Final Four Most Outstanding Player Shabazz Napier made headlines with his comments regarding athlete compensation.
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