The NCAA’s Legislative Council recently announced that Division I student-athletes can now receive unlimited meals and snacks in conjunction with their athletics participation. This rule will apply to both scholarship student-athletes and walk-ons. Prior to this change, student-athletes only received three meals a day or a food stipend.
Members of the legislative council also voted on a number of other things last Tuesday:
All of the adopted proposals are effective August 1, 2014, with the exception of the strength and conditioning coach certification requirement. The council members voted to delay until August 1, 2015 to allow coaches time to achieve their certification without jeopardizing their employment. No action is considered final until the Division I Board of Directors meets April 24, 2014.