Posted April 15, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

NCAA Approves Unlimited Meals & Snacks For Athletes

Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier proved that sometimes your word CAN be heard, as the NCAA as approved a rule allowing “student-athletes” to receive unlimited meals and snacks under the terms.

Council chair and associate commissioner Mary Mulvenna of the America East Conference spoke on the decision.

 “Today we took action to provide meals to student-athletes incidental to participation. I think the end result is right where it needs to be.”

On top of that the members also voted to do the following things.

  • Require strength and conditioning coaches to be certified from a nationally accredited certification body.
  • Require a school staff member certified in CPR,  first aid and arterial external defibrillation to be present at all physical, countable athletic activities.
  • Reduce the penalty for a first positive test for street drugs during championships.
  • Require football players to rest for at least three hours between practices during the preseason. Film review and team meetings will be allowed during this period.

These measures will not be completely ratified until the Division I Board of Directors meets April 24.