Move over playoff debate, the omega-3 fatty acids debate is here.
On Thursday in Orlando, representatives from the five autonomy conferences — ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC — will meet to vote on several proposals that would only apply to their schools. Eighty voting members — 65 representatives from each of the Power Five schools plus 15 Power Five student-athletes — will discuss recruiting, mental health and…fatty acids.
Proposal "2018-119" comes from the Big 12: "Would allow schools to provide omega-3 fatty acids to student-athletes."
If this legislation is approved, Power Five schools will have taken another gigantic step to separate themselves from the peasants of college athletics, the poor schools who cannot provide omega-3 fatty acids to their student-athletes.
The next logical step would be for the NCAA to use common sense and allow all member institutions to distribute fatty acids. That's the logical step.