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Big 12 football: Question of the Day

Unlimited meals and snacks: what’s on your wish list?
by Jenni Carlson Published: July 22, 2014


Unlimited meals and snacks: what’s on your wish list?

*An NCAA rule adopted earlier this year allows athletes to receive unlimited meals and snacks starting Aug. 1.

Texas center Dominic Espinosa

“My mind is just blown by the fact that it’s unlimited. I don’t know if I can pinpoint one single snack now. I just ate, but now I’m hungry again.”

Oklahoma defensive tackle Chuka Ndulue

“If Chipotle is not involved, then I don’t care. Double chicken burrito with a lot of ...veggies. Then, cheese. Mild and medium sauce. Grill it. Tabasco. Every day, same thing.”

Kansas State offensive lineman B.J. Finney

(Deep longing sigh.) “That is one thing that is going to be a huge benefit. They told me when I had a meeting with our nutritionist, which we just got ...that he wanted me to eat between 4,500 and 4,600 calories a day. We don’t have the money to eat the right things to get that high a calorie intake. I used to have to drink a lot of pop to keep the weight on. A lot of pop. The worst I ever did was 200 ounces in like 41/2 hours. I was eating anything and everything in my path, and when we tallied it up, it was between 2,500 and 3,000 calories per day. And I felt like crap, I played like crap. Now having this new rule’s going to be healthy food. I love asparagus, spinach, chicken, fish, seafood.”

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by Jenni Carlson
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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