On Aug. 1 the NCAA is deregulating the rules that have previously been in place regarding student athlete meals. With the passing of this legislation, student-athletes around the country will be allowed to receive unlimited meals and snacks incidental to their athletic participation. Some may think that this came in response to Shabazz Napier, men’s basketball player from the University of Connecticut, who said during an interview following UConn’s national championship that he “goes to bed hungry”, however this has been a topic of discussion for many years.
I expect many factors will influence the decisions being made from various institutions to address the nutritional needs of their student-athletes.
What do these changes mean for our student-athletes on campus?