»» 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. ««
Good idea. And now we know why athletes who go on to the NBA beef up suddenly after college. They were being starved in college. I’m also guessing it doesn’t hurt to add weight if they were underfed. The NBA isn’t doing so badly.
Anyone know? I try to keep track of who’s winning when I’m not busy, because it’s as much about human rights as it is sports.
For many of the players it’s a path out of poverty for themselves and their families of birth, so the deal with the issues as they can. They can’t really afford to go down to the fast food joint and buy more calories.
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