NCAA Committee Approves Expanded Meal Allowance

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): The NCAA's legislative council has approved a proposal to expand the meal allowance for athletes. If approved by the board of directors April 24, Division I schools could provide unlimited meals and snacks to everyone who plays a college sport, including walk-ons. Committee members also voted to reduce the penalty for a first positive drug test from a full season to a half season if it's not for a performance-enhancing drug. All changes would take effect Aug. 1.