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This even applies to walk-on players. The NCAA provision is in addition to the meal plan already provided to scholarship athletes. In the past, players received three meals a day or a food stipend.
“Today we took action to provide meals to student-athletes incidental to participation,” said Mary Mulvenna,
Of course, nothing just gets rubber-stamped in the NCAA. The rule still must be approved by the Division 1 Board of Directors when they meet April 24.
The Council also voted to:
-- Require strength and conditioning coaches to be certified from a nationally accredited certification body.
-- 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.