Chicken-Fried News: Milk money 

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Some news about money is going to make a lot of student athletes really happy.

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 don’t 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 isn’t doing too badly — Joe Castiglione, OU’s athletic director, said it will cost the program about $1 million dollars. But there’s no chance the additional cost will hurt the program’s pocketbook.

NewsOK.com said that OU’s athletic department is one of seven public programs across the country that don’t 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.

“It’s a trend that’s in the right direction for our student-athletes, and I’m excited about it,” Stoops told NewsOK.com.

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