Calipari Disagrees With NCAA Training Meal Restriction
John Calipari took issue with an NCAA regulation that limits players to one “training meal” per day while school is in session.
"Yeah, it's stupid," Calipari said.
Calipari noted that athletes burn up a higher-than-average amount of calories, and he wants their nutritional needs to be met.
"If you want to eat six times a day, that's fine," he said. "Every individual is different. I just don't understand it, but then again, there's a lot of stuff I don't understand."
Calipari believes the rule is in place because the NCAA is worried about competitive balance and whether every school could offer the same amount of meals to their athletes.
"Now, what I imagine they're afraid of is some team go over-the-top and feed their kids too much," he said sarcastically, "and have a fat team."