April 16th, 2014
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The NCAA on Tuesday proposed that athletes receive unlimited meals and snacks, the collegiate sports organization said in a news release.

Member Division I schools could provide their athletes food in addition to the meal plan covered by the student's scholarship if the plan is approved, the release said.

The announcement comes not long after a University of Connecticut star told reporters covering the NCAA tournament that he sometimes goes to bed "starving" because he can't afford food. Shabazz Napier's remarks sparked a new discussion on what benefits athletes should receive. Napier, a senior, is a top NBA prospect.

However, the NCAA has been discussing changes to its meals rules for months.

The decision from the Legislative Council would need to be approved by the Division I board of directors at a meeting on April 24.

Read - NCAA proposal: Athletes may receive unlimited food

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  1. Bubba

    It is the American way. Those athletes should all "cram".

    April 16, 2014 at 11:47 pm |
  2. alcaponejunior

    Well, as long as they still don't have to actually PAY them, everything will be just fine. Right? Toss a dog a bone at least, and keep the status quo as it is and the money in the hands of the people who already have it. It's the American way.

    April 16, 2014 at 10:47 am |

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