Oklahoma adds food truck to meet new NCAA rules
The truck will help serve athletes, without the cost of building new dining locations.
NORMAN. Okla.—Oklahoma has found a creative way to make sure it complies with the new NCAA rule that allows athletes to receive unlimited snacks: a food truck.
Sooners athletic director Joe Castiglione told ESPN.com that the vehicle the school is in the process of purchasing will serve as a solution to make sure athletes can get what they want when they want it.
"We don't have facilities in all the places they would need to be, so the idea is to have a mobile fueling station and perhaps some additional trailers that have refrigeration capabilities that can operate as a prep kitchen of sorts," Castiglione said.
Castiglione stresses that the truck is "not about largesse or excessiveness" and more about "putting ingenuity to work," but does say that he fears the new rule will create an unnecessary competition of sorts.