That's where the confusion arose for me, as it doesn't state in the banned list or in any of the rules that I have seen stating that it is illegal for coaches/staff to distribute products to the athletes. The way it read was this is banned, period. I did find it quite odd that they would "ban" amino acids and protein powders. It again would seem that someone got their head stuck up, what shall remain an unnamed orifice, for the millionth time. I really don't like the NCAA one bit, as they never seem to get it right.