Writing an ethics papers related to student-athletes, and some of the rules in the D1 handbook are certainly strange.
Say you have a meal in the locker room for between practices or before a home game (road games are different). No walk-on, or anyone on a partial scholarship is allowed to touch it without paying the institution for it first (pg 198 of pdf).
Training Table Meals. An institution may provide only one training table meal per day to a student-athlete during the academic year on those days when regular institutional dining facilities are open (see Bylaw 22.214.171.124.6). A student-athlete who does not receive institutional athletically related financial aid covering the full cost of board, including a walk-on or partial scholarship recipient, may purchase one training table meal per day at the same rate that the institution deducts from the board allowance of student-athletes who receive athletically related financial aid covering board costs pursuant to Bylaw 126.96.36.199.6;
I would have assumed team meals would have been covered exclusively, but apparently we we have to charge the Nick Sheridan's to have a sandwich. And at South Quad prices, that has to be a $10 sandwich. Yikes.