Wish this were a joke. Just goes to show what a laughingstock the NCAA bylaws are.
"No. 2011-78 AWARDS, BENEFITS AND EXPENSES -- HOUSING AND MEALS -- FRUIT, NUTS AND BAGELS -- BAGEL SPREADS
Intent: To permit an institution to provide bagel spreads (e.g., butter, peanut butter, jelly, cream cheese) with bagels it may provide to a student-athlete at any time.
Bylaws: Amend 16.5.2, as follows:
16.5.2 Permissible. Identiﬁed housing and meal beneﬁts incidental to a student's participation in intercollegiate athletics that may be ﬁnanced by the institution are:
[16.5.2-(a) through 16.5.2-(g) unchanged.] (h) Fruit, Nuts and Bagels. An institution may provide fruit, nuts and bagels [including bagel spreads (e.g., butter, peanut butter, jelly, cream cheese)] to a student-athlete at any time.
Effective Date: August 1, 2012
Topical Area: Awards, Beneﬁts and Expenses
Rationale: Beginning with the 2009-10 academic year, institutions have been permitted to provide fruit, nuts and bagels to student-athletes at any time. This proposal seeks to make a reasonable accommodation in allowing an institution to provide traditional bagel spreads to student-athletes in conjunction with the bagels it is already permitted to provide.
Estimated Budget Impact: Will vary by amounts and types of spreads provided.
Impact on Student-Athlete's Time (Academic and/or Athletics): None."