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The recent rule change is primarily for the benefit of student-athletes who didn't merit a scholarship. This will allow universities to provide meals or meal subsidies to walk-on, non-scholarship athletes.

People who are clamoring for student-athletes to be paid salaries often have no clue about the issues that would be involved. I'm not adamantly opposed to it, but it's not as simple as people think.

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I am under the impression that they are not allowed to receive gifts openly or otherwise. In any event, I know how costly it is to maintain an athletic diet and all the supplements that go along with it. Food is a huge expense today, even in my world so I feel for not only him as I am sure there are others. Why did it have to get to this point for the Board or whoever to now want to mandate a change? When my sons were in college they worked and some of their friends slept in their rooms and ate food that I took out there because they didn't have money. I think the NCAA needs to re-examine a number of things.

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"or the kid is profoundly inept at managing money"

---Or, the kid seems to think it's someone else's job to feed him.

"Rep. Matthew Lesser said he and other state lawmakers are considering legislation. "

----Oh boy! That'll fix everything!

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This kid is a fucking idiot.

UConn's student-athlete handbook lays out provisions for dining and says athletes can eat in any residence hall between 7 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.

"If you live off campus and your grant-in-aid includes meals, you may use your stipend to purchase an on-campus meal plan. ... This will entitle you to eat in any of the facilities," the handbook states.

Phil Chardis, a spokesman for UConn athletics, issued a statement to that effect, telling CNN that "Napier, like all our scholarship athletes, is provided the maximum meal plan that is allowable under NCAA rules. UConn does not have a cafeteria devoted specifically to student-athletes, but they have access to the same cafeterias which are available to all our students."

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"the kid at the University of Conn who goes to bed hungry."

I suspect this is either an exaggeration or the kid is profoundly inept at managing money. Most Division I scholar-athletes on full scholarship in the major sports get either a monthly allowance for room and board, or live in dorms with full access to the cafeteria and/or training table. They also get fairly generous per diem allowances for incidentals when they travel. 

Those are the legal benefits, and in sports like basketball, the vast majority of highly-recruited players get substantial amounts of under-the-table inducements, often in the tens of thousands and sometimes even six-figure money. A lot of them also get today's equivalent of the old "hundred dollar handshake" from boosters if they perform well.

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OMG: I just read on Bloomberg about the kid at the University of Conn who goes to bed hungry. WTF is up with that? Now, they've approved unlimited food for the athletes to begin sometime in August or some other stupid shit. What are they supposed to do until then as the NCAA rakes in hordes of dollars. I am going to get that kid's address and send him some money. I retweeted it showing my indignation and saying it should be done immediately.

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"oh btw pg what a pic."

thank you handsome.

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LCC - sad but true. Good thing we have 160 more games left in the season!! It's early, too early to start smack talking or getting worried!

Btw - got my new NYY cap in the mail yesterday!

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oh btw pg what a pic. that's better than opening day.

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jaycee, wtf. got a bully beatdown by the asstros. 0-2. will bounce back.

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That brought back memories. Our paths actually crossed years ago while I was visiting Tibet. We ended up jamming well into the night- Finch on the French horn, me on the cello.

I believe he ended pursuing a career in golf.

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