It seems that the University of Oklahoma has self-reported an excessive pasta violation:
But wherever the NCAA's rulebook has a say, the merely inane will inevitably be topped. And so we present to you this anonymous-sport classic, which if the NCAA is ever granted a tombstone, will surely be etched upon it:
May 10, 2013
Violation: Three current student-athletes received food in excess of NCAA regulation at a graduation banquet. The three had graduated from the school but returned for an additional season of competition. The players were provided pasta in excess of the permissible amount allowed. Resolution: The three were required to donate $3.83 each (the cost of the pasta serving) to a charity of their choice in order to be reinstated. The department provided rules education to applicable athletics department staff members.
As NCAA bylaws expert John Infante has pointed out on Twitter, this particular tasty tidbit isn't necessarily a case of NCAA rules gone loco as much as "uncommon vigilance" on the part of an Oklahoma compliance department doing some preventive maintenance in the event of a larger investigation.
This is a tasty story, and one worthy of a belly-load of snark, but I think Infante's comment explains this: it's a CYA move just in case.