Due to new rules passed last year, both the University of Oklahoma (OU) and Oklahoma State University (OSU) are going to be allowed to provide even more support to student athletes. The schools may provide athletes with unlimited meals and snacks to supplement their scholarships and help curb their out-of-pocket costs of attending college. Students who dont have scholarships are also allowed to benefit from these extras.
The Chronicle of Higher Education estimates that Oklahoma will be able to provide an additional $4,614 under the new rules while Oklahoma State will be able to provide $4,560, NewsOK.com reported.
While some out-of-state schools are expecting to provide more money, OU isnt doing too badly Joe Castiglione, OUs athletic director, said it will cost the program about $1 million dollars. But theres no chance the additional cost will hurt the programs pocketbook.
NewsOK.com said that OUs athletic department is one of seven public programs across the country that dont get money from universities in other words, it makes enough to cover its bills and help its employ uh athletes out as much as it can.
Its a trend thats in the right direction for our student-athletes, and Im excited about it, Stoops told NewsOK.com.