- Jun 18, 2018
Bees, I don't know how much you understand about the history of SU football and where the players lived and ate but this entire thread brought a lot back to me for discussion. It seems very logical for the long term plan to be on campus so the players can get to where they have to go for classes and other events easily.Well they aren’t going to build an athletes cafeteria on south campus. I don’t know when but I believe the long term plan is to get everyone to main campus.
When I walked on it was back in the sixties. When practice was over, everyone showered and climbed in a buses in the back of Manley and we were taken to a cafeteria style place to eat in the basement of Slocum Hall on College Place. This was when you were issued a meal ticket and a cashier punched your ticket at check out before you sat down to eat. The food was good but a nutritionist was far in the future.
The "Meal Ticket" turned into a mini scandal that changed how players ate. What happened was players sold their tickets for as much as they could get to anyone. The scandal was found out and players were assigned a dorm for food. Dorm food, imo, leaves many things to be desired but they ate it or nothing. I joined Sig Ep as all fraternities had excellent food prepared by hired local chefs both male and female.
Players at that time also lived in student housing. My friend, a running back, used to sleep in as did many players but all still got A's in all his classes so there was more to this than food.
PS: The Alston-related payments are in addition to the cost-of-attendance payments athletes receive. In 2015, the Power 5 conferences passed a rule to allow scholarships to include the full cost of attendance, which includes food, housing, travel etc