Athlete Meals at Academies

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  1. CannotBeDisplayed

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    Hi!

    So, a random question that's been on my mind all day:

    Let's say the USAFA football team just finished playing USNA in Maryland. After the game, I am assuming the players are fed, as it would be torture to starve them after working their bodies so hard. There are 4/Cs on the team, and recognition is still months away from football season.

    Whether they eat out somewhere or eat on the road, do all of the 4/Cs still eat at attention when they are somewhere else in the country for athletics? And since they are traveling with cadets from each class, do the upperclassmen simply sit somewhere else, or do they sit alongside the Doolies and eat at rest while the Doolies eat at attention?

    I am just very curious at this point. I have a lot of random thoughts about academy life that hit me throughout the day. If I am near a computer when they hit, I will more than likely be posting them on the forums.
     
  2. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    The athletes all eat like normal people outside USAFA. And even within the walls they eat pretty normally.
     
  3. BlahuKahuna

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    If freshman ROEs are similar next year to this year, you'll eat at ease during the school year.

    If you're outside of the Academy (not just with a sports team but say, if your squadron is out doing community service), anticipate being able to act like a normal person with your team/squad.
     
  4. CannotBeDisplayed

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    I see. Thank you for the responses.

    So, the Doolies do not eat at attention during ac year like the documentaries say?
     
  5. BlahuKahuna

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    Nope. Two changes to mealtimes this year kinda went hand in hand:
    1)Freshmen eat at ease
    2)No ramps (IC athlete-only tables at lunch)
     
  6. CannotBeDisplayed

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    Thank you for satisfying my curiosity!
     

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