In 2009, the NCAA decided to rule on what was allowed to be served to athletes at breakfast. They decided to allow bagels and even said that you may toast them. However, it did not allow for spreads to be served. If a school provides the athlete with butter, cream cheese, jam, peanut butter or the like to go with that bagel, it is a rules violation. Golic mentioned that Notre Dame has a weekly meal with the Athletic Director that players and their parents are invited to. Sounds like a nice thing and a good tradition. However, NCAA rules govern that too and they're not even allowed to serve food that would bring it up to the chain hotel continental breakfast level. They're basically limited to serving fruit and coffee. You'll be happy to know that there is a proposal in front of the NCAA to allow "spreads" with the bagels. NCAA President Mark Emmert was interviewed yesterday on the show and brought this kind of stuff to light. He was saying that major changes to the rule book needed to be made so that it makes sense. He said that before they could even address changes that would cover things that do matter, they need to get rid of all the crap that doesn't matter such as regulations on bagel spreads.