Does it matter what an elite college athlete consumes in the 24-hours leading up to a game? For instance, if I were to abandon my desk job and display my ball-ing skill (that's right, just one), I'd like to think I would try to have lean, light protein and good carbs the day before and nothing too junky. I wouldn't go for something heavy, greasy, fried, etc. the day before a huge matchup.
Case in point -- working in LA the last 6 years (people don't live here, you just work here...), I don't make it to all the cool trendy places but know most of the touristy foodie places, one being Roscoes. Twitter feeds from the Basketbucks indicate some of the guys may have dinned there on Friday, the day before the loss. I'm all for the kids getting out and kicking it on the town, but knowing the type of heavy food served at Roscoes (think 4th meal caliber) I wouldn't imagine that place being a sanctioned eating site.
So would a bunch of top athelte college kids who expend thousands of calories a day/game be affected by a less-than-stellar meal 24-hours prior? And if it's not such a great idea, who's responsible this for letting them eat there?