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Free snacks for everyone!


The NCAA has finally made right on one of its most ridiculous rules, which dealt with the amount and even the type of snacks allowed to be given to student-athletes free of charge. In one of his many media stops this week, John Calipari mentioned just how absurd it was that players could be given peanuts, but not peanut butter. Well, it looks like the NCAA finally decided to spend time policing more important things than the quantity and quality of snacks being provided to the student-athletes. The topic was brought to light when in the midst of the NCAA tournament, Shabazz Napier mentioned that he and his teammates are often times hungry.

Division I student athletes can receive unlimited meals and snacks in conjunction with their athletics participation, the Legislative Council decided Tuesday. The rule, which applies to walk-ons as well as scholarship student-athletes, is an effort to meet the nutritional needs of all students.

Calipari has been in the camp to allow more food and better nutrition to be provided to his players for a while now. In 2012, Calipari went on a bit of a rant about the nutritional needs of the athletes not being met by the NCAA. Calipari said in reference to the Wildcat Lodge, “We have a kitchen here that should be open for these kids whenever they want to eat.” Calipari even wrote about it on in an article titled: “Let’s focus on rules that matter and let our kids eat.”

Previously, schools were only allowed to provide 3 meals a day to student-athletes. Calipari argued that nutritionists have done studies that say college athletes are under-fed. With the amount of energy and calories being expended each day by athletes, Calipari says the players should be eating 6-7 times a day. 

Somewhere Melvin Turpin is smiling.

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

25 Comments for Free snacks for everyone!

  1. Marcus Lee
    7:10 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Wow, Coach said something about fitting a class in between second lunch and third lunch now.

  2. Foodie
    7:22 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Get creative and add some spice…Frew Dranklin & Baco Tell can park a Food Truck in front of the Lodge on Taco Tuesdays & Thursdays! Live remotes, with Ryan & Frew makes for radio bueno…
    “Yo quiero mi Taco Bell!” Horale!

  3. Tweak #4
    7:26 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Maybe the next tweak will be our team havin’ a garden out behind the coal lodge. They could raise some tomaytahs and an assortment of peppers. And Peaches and Cream corn…it’s the best!

    Do it, Cal.

  4. Chaz
    7:27 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    For the people that don’t get up at 6am, work out, and then go to class. Then come back in the afternoon and really work out. And that doesn’t include the voluntary midnight shooting. Then play a minimum 2 games during a school week. Then play in a nerve wracking tournament in March and into April if you can succeed that far. Just be quiet. please. I worked up an appetite thinking about it, probably gained a coupled of pounds writing it.

  5. Nazr Mohammed
    7:28 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If this would have been the rule when I was there I would have never dropped 100 pounds while playing JV. Of course if I would have been able to snack more I might have had the energy to make those 6 free throws in the 97 championship game and we would have 3-peated.

  6. Ben
    7:36 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Shaquille O’Neal would have bankrupted LSU’s athletic department had this rule been in effect when he played.

  7. crazycatfan
    7:36 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Cal is amazing! I can’t believe the NCAA has actually changed their ridiculous rule!!! Hope the changes continue!!!

  8. tyrus
    7:37 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Any time you can reference Turpin is great.

  9. Megan
    7:40 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    At the naval academy, we got 4,000 calories a day.

  10. MelFan
    7:45 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Melvin always smiled, especially when he was dropping 42 on you, UT. 82-83-84 all SEC.
    In a 2004 Sports Illustrated article, Turpin quipped, “In my day, they thought the big man was supposed to be thin. They didn’t know too much. It was medieval.”

    Miss you Melvin Turpin.

    • the Big Dipper
      7:57 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Yes I am smiling

  11. Sherry
    7:54 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    ESPN is reporting that a press conference with Cal and the six undecided players is set for Thursday at 5:00pm.

    • stupid sexy flanders
      7:59 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      Is there a link or is this bs?

  12. Mike
    7:59 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Where are you hearing about the Thursday press conference? I have not seen that anywhere!

    • Carl
      8:03 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      I saw it as well, it was mentioned briefly on the preview to Sportscenter. They also mentioned Parker’s plan to announce tomorrow.

    • colonelcat
      10:45 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

      That’s not happening

  13. BNClay
    8:16 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If that is true you got to think they are all declaring.

  14. Mike
    8:22 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    We’ll if that is true then it sucks.

  15. Mike
    8:25 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    If this press conference is true then why is it not on this website yet?

  16. catfanmike
    8:28 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    All you can eat pizza for Melvin???!!!…if I’m correct there are stories about sneaking pizzas in to Mel

  17. 9-asty
    8:52 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Lorenzen’s tweet about this… Gold.

  18. el hombre juan
    9:18 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    About time. It’s near impossible to meet your daily nutrient and caloric requirements in three meals a day if you’re on any kind of serious weight training/conditioning regimen, let alone the energy these kids expend while practicing…unless you just gorge and eat over a thousand calories per meal which is ridiculous. Maybe Marcus will finally put on some weight.

  19. LA
    10:18 pm April 15, 2014 Permalink

    Cal, is kicking the NCAA’s ass around the block. I cant wait till he leads the sec out of the NCAA and the other leagues follow and start a new governing body for college athletics.

  20. Axe Cop
    8:04 am April 16, 2014 Permalink


  21. Robert Morris
    2:25 pm April 16, 2014 Permalink

    Pathetic. Everyone else declares for the NBA Draft the normal way, while Calbincheatin has to make it a circus every year. Pathetic!