The NCAA has done plenty of huffing and puffing in the wake of the effort of Northwestern’s football team to unionize. The NCAA will now try to blow their house down.
On Tuesday, the NCAA’s Legislative Council determined that student-athletes “can receive unlimited meals and snacks in conjunction with their athletics participation.”
So now college football coaches can punctuate meetings by saying, “Let’s go eat a goddamn snack.”
The move won’t become official until April 24, if/when the NCAA Board of Directors approves the move. It would be a shock if they nix it, since preventing something that many assumed already was available to student-athletes could be the moment that the push to secure significantly better treatment for them fully crystallizes.
Then again, that may have already happened.