Daily Compliance Item- 10/2/12- 2 for 1 Meals

There is an Italian restaurant near Ocean State University’s (OSU) campus that sells two pizzas for the price of one to all OSU students on Monday and Wednesday nights.  Is it permissible for the student-athletes to accept this offer?

Yes.  NCAA Staff Interpretation- 10/25/89-Two-for-one-meal deal– states that in regard to a restaurant that wishes to provide to all students (including student-athletes) who live on campus two meals for the price of one; confirmed that such an arrangement would not be precluded, noting that it is not a violation of NCAA legislation if it is demonstrated that a benefit is available to subsets of the institution’s student enrollment.

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