Ocean State University will conduct its annual spring football game on Saturday, April 14th. The coaches would like to provide a meal for the student-athletes afterwards. Is this permissible?
Yes. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 4/19/95- Meals Incidental to Participation — Spring Football- states that it is permissible for an institution to provide a student-athlete with a pregame or postgame meal or snack during the institution’s annual spring football game, inasmuch as the meal or snack is incidental to participation. [Reference: NCAA Bylaw 16.5.1-(d)]