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Oklahoma Sooners to add food truck for unlimited student athlete snacks

Oklahoma Sooners athletic director Joe Castiglione said Thursday the school is purchasing a food truck so student athletes can get snacks when they need them. Photo:

Oklahoma Sooners athletic director Joe Castiglione said Thursday the school is purchasing a food truck so student athletes can get snacks when they need them.

The Oklahoma Sooners' athletic department is in the process of buying a food truck to help provide unlimited meals and snacks to student athletes, Darren Rovell of ESPN.com reports.

The addition is due to an April rule change by the NCAA legislative council that allows unlimited food for athletes. Prior to the change, the school was only allowed to provide a student athlete with three meals a day. 

The old rule became controversial after UConn’s Shabazz Napier told reporters that he would sometimes “go to bed starving” because of the restrictions on food.

Sooners athletic director Joe Castiglione, via ESPN.com:

"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 said that because of the change, Oklahoma will spend about $1 million to provide a wider food selection and a larger amount of food.

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- Sarah Barshop

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