Back off, Norman. Food trucks are Austin’s turf. And yet, the University of Oklahoma is turning to mobile food delivery to comply with NCAA rules allowing unlimited snacks for athletes, according to ESPN.
The new grub rules from the NCAA legislative council remove previous restrictions on providing meals and snacks to athletes, and Oklahoma’s thinking outside the box (and on top of wheels) to stay ahead of the curve. The sports network quotes Sooners athletic director Joe Castiglione:
“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.”Advertisement
ESPN also quotes Castiglione’s fears about a potential caloric arms race, where schools might strategically devise food offerings more attractive to potential players.
Nothing would make us happier than playing to the fears of the Oklahoma athletic director. Now, we’re sure the Sooners have in mind something a little more spartan than the fare from Austin’s famous food trucks. But picture it: Maybe some UT players need doughnuts from Gourdough’s after burpees on the Forty Acres. Or how about post-lift protein from La Barbecue? We bet David Ash could get down on some Sno-Beach, too.
Which Austin food truck do you think would be the best option to satiate Texas’ athletes munchies? We’re sure Charlie “I Love Gadgets” Strong will get right on your suggestions.
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