On the heels of Final Four MVP Shabazz Napier claiming that often times he went to bed starving as a player for UCONN, the NCAA legislative council approved the expansion of meal allowances for college athletes on Tuesday.

Napier told the Connecticut Mirror that although they receive scholarships, they don’t exactly cover everything.

“We as student athletes get utilized for what we do so well. We are definitely best to get a scholarship to our universities, but at the end of the day, that doesn’t cover everything. We do have hungry nights that we don’t have enough money to get food and sometimes money is needed,” Napier told the Mirror. “I think, you know, Northwestern has an idea, and we’ll see where it goes.”

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    “Currently athletes are only allowed 3 meals a day, which isn’t exactly sustainable living when you consider the amount of calories that are burned during practices and games. Under the new ruling, Division I schools would provide athletes with unlimited meals and snacks, and would include non-scholarship players.” —> This seems to be an issue at UConn across the board with its students; maybe UConn should look into what other schools are doing (aside from Northwestern) and adopt a plan suitable for all students – not just the ones that play a sport. I’m also curious to hear other student-athletes thoughts on this considering there hasn’t been much discussion on eating habits of athletes, particularly at D1 schools.