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Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:47 am

Here’s an article that adds fuel to the fire over the NCAA rules controversy that bans athletic departments from providing any kind of spread such as peanut butter or cream cheese for the allowed bagels that student/athletes are provided. Coach Rev may find this article helpful to his cause:

From the New York Times:
Some Dietitians Say College Athletes Are Underfed

We often hear of sports injuries affecting college athletes, but some observers think the real problem with college athletes is that they are underfed. Yes, underfed.

“The perception, for the general public, is that the day they get to school and get their tennis shoes, they are getting this entry into a world where the horn of plenty is always there for them,” said Dave Ellis, a sports dietitian for 30 years, who has fed teams at Nebraska and Wisconsin.

This, it seems, is not the case. N.C.A.A. regulations limit colleges to one formal “training meal” a day for their scholarship athletes, whether the athletes are playing tennis, football or any other sport. A few snacks — nuts, fruit and bagels — may also be provided, as well as some nutritional supplements like energy bars.

“Food is placed in the same category as a car in the N.C.A.A.’s eyes,” said Becci Twombley, who coordinates the meal plans for Southern California’s athletes.

One group is demanding action. The Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association, founded in 2009 by dietitians working mainly for college athletics programs, is asking the N.C.A.A. to do away with the one-meal-per-day limit and “instead permit unlimited interval feedings as needed throughout the day to fully restore athletes and make them ‘whole again.’ ”

The group is recommending that “all college athletes, whether or not they receive financial assistance, be offered unfettered access without restriction to whole foods and, as necessary, dietary supplements, to replace nutrients, fluids and electrolytes expended while preparing for their sport.
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Re: Too Skinny?

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:45 pm

This just out

@SportsCenter:  Call it the Shabazz Effect: NCAA will now allow Division I student-athletes to receive unlimited meals and snacks

Let the peanut butter and bagel eating begin!

Also, first offense recreational drugs is now only half a season suspension.

Party on, dudes.

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