Proposal would allow athletic coaches to serve meals with practices

If the proposal passes all the legislative stages of the NCAA, this change will take place beginning Aug. 1, 2014.

TOLEDO, Ohio—Grocery bills across college athletics are set to increase, the result of a proposal aimed at beefing up an athlete’s access to food.

Provided this change makes it through all legislative stages of the NCAA — it would be a major upset if it does not — coaches in all sports beginning Aug. 1 of this year will be allowed to serve meals to their athletes in conjunction with practices and no longer just games or events.