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NCAA to repeal ‘cream cheese rule’

Aug 21, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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The NCAA rulebook has enough rules, laws, and bylaws to make a law student’s head spin. So, it’s not surprising that there are some rules or bylaws that don’t make any sense whatsoever.

Recently, one rule that came under fire was the infamous “cream cheese rule” which prevented recruits from receiving such things as butter or cream cheese spreads without the university possibly receiving a minor violation. Finally with a new year ahead, the Big East decided to question the rule and it will be overturned during next year’s NCAA legislative meetings:

NCAA cream cheese will be allowed in a new set of revisions to the NCAA’s 434-page rulebook, according to president Mark Emmert. The rules currently allow schools to provide bagels, but prohibit them from providing spreads such as cream cheese, butter, or jelly.

“We all agree the NCAA rulebook needs some serious editing,” Emmert said, “The rules are in some cases too complex, unenforceable, in some ways convoluted and in some ways even irrelevant. We will, in short order, bring back a set of revisions that will do two things: Clean up the ancillary issues and focus attention on things that are a serious threat.”

For once, the NCAA has its priorities in order. Give me my cream cheese or give me my freedom!

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NCAA Cream Cheese To Be Allowed [ThirdAge]

  1. southernpatriots - Aug 21, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    We did not know about the idiotic rule against butter, spread, and cream cheese, but we do remember some decades ago when we had to report even a pack of chewing gum we would give to a recruit or university athlete. The NCAA regs have become so onerous that they resemble the IRS federal tax code. Something needs to be done about both. Insanity currently prevails. May we eliminate the NCAA and IRS and replace it with something more manageable and fair?

  2. caneincanada - Aug 21, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Christ give me a year as NCAA president and ill make things right

  3. agelardi - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    What exactly make it “NCAA cream cheese”?

  4. isu1648 - Aug 22, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    er, eer, er (cleaning out ear). Whats that?! The NCAA admits that some of it’s rules are OUTDATED and RIDICULOUS?

  5. vreo - Aug 25, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    DOESN’T THE BIG WIG MORONS IN THE NCAA HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO BITCH ABOUT???? FIRST CREAM CHEESE THEN PEANUT BUTTER. WHAT THE F**K WILL THEY HAVE A RULE ABOUT NEXT, GOING TO THE RESTROOM MORE THAN 3 TIMES A DAY!

  6. amcasanave - Dec 12, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    I seem to recall in the early 80s when LSU reserve guard Mark Alcorn died of cancer, Coach Dale Brown paid for players to fly to his funeral in St. Louis, daring the NCAA to punish him.