Sooners ready for free food following 'Pastagate'
JUL 23, 2014 12:43a ET
DALLAS -- "Excess pasta" was a problem last year at Oklahoma, but that won't be an issue anymore.
We were served an extra pasta buffet at our student-athlete graduation banquet in May. So, we donated $5 to charity to be eligible to play.— Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) February 19, 2014
But it will be all-you-can-eat starting this fall.
The NCAA approved a rule change in April allowing Division I athletes to receive unlimited meals and snacks beginning Aug. 1, and several Sooners are looking forward to taking advantage of what Ikard couldn't.
"With our nutritionist, our snacks are probably going to be healthy," defensive back Julian Wilson said. "But really whatever I see that I like I'll be taking.
"I eat pasta because I got to keep my weight up, but I don't know if I eat as much as Gabe [Ikard]."
Defensive tackle Chuka Ndulue on the other hand couldn't care less about any free grub unless it comes from one of the nation's most popular food chains.
"I don't really care," he said. "I just eat Chipotle and that's all I eat. I love Italian food, but Chipotle just has a special place for me. If I take a girl on a first date and she doesn't like it, she's not meant for me."
Luckily for Ndulue, "excess burritos" will never be a problem.