The NCAA: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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The NCAA doesn’t pay athletes because they consider them amateurs. The NCAA considers them amateurs because they don’t get paid.

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Simone LeBaron
The running joke about DeWalt ladders gives me life
sc2_Nightmare
You actually could have put EA Sports on that game. I wouldn't put it past them.
AJ Giaccometti
You think 440 pages is a lot? The USFS rule book has 673 pages
Strange Kat
Anyone else noticed the press esc to exit fullscreen mode at the top of the thumbnail.
Owen eldridge
Of course they don't want to pay them the College would have to pay them aka college would have to part with money
Ed Dixon
College as a whole is an exploitation industry, the athletes get hit the hardest
Silber Wölfin
10:52 John Oliver is like a grown-up Stewie Griffin here XD
Odd Style
Hello, I am a college kid with an on campus office job, who is a tutor, and a tour guide, who balances morning lifting practices, regular practice 3 nights a week a Saturday game day and 5 classes. And I do this without any benefits or special college athlete privileges (like picking classes early or merch/swag) from my college because Rugby is not supported by NCAA as a division sport. So yeah I have your schedule but worse.
Akala Tanara
Jesus Christ. Yet another thing John exposed that is some major fucked up bullshit... this is just sad.
Santana Johnson
I understand that athletes have difficult schedules but there are full time mothers of three or more who are working and taking care of sick parents but they don't complain.
niofalpha
Press escape to exit full screen, dog!
iKratosx10
No lie i said dewalt they're ladders are beast af
MrJreed1000
these poor kids can't sell their own jerseys without threat of getting kixked our of school ... yet they make billions of dollars a year ....
Bahtou
So how do you keep your sla... student athletes in line - eric cartman
RinsDesk
I don't think that students should get payed...but neither should the coaches. The coaches should get the same salary as all the other teachers and then all that extra money should be put in a fund for all the kids that get injured during playing so that all their medical bills are payed.
Bushido Brown
If there is one thing I've learned from watching this show it's that everything is horrible
Mark S.
Id play that 2k game lol
xESPplayer500x
Ok John, normally youre politically accurate. But here, you are simply wrong. I spent years at universities and Its always the athletes who get whatever the fuck they want. They get their tuition paid for their "slave" work. IT is a crock of shit to say that they are victims. They get the spotlight. The drugs. The attention. The tuition. EVERYTHING and then they have the audasity to ask for more. Give me a break.
Silas Beall
The teachers make you pass, you can skip classes, not turn in work and still get a B as an athlete. You don't have time to study but then again you don't really need to
spartan17696
They're makin billions but are mad over a punter having a youtube channel.
Scott Brydle
Yeah, but then just make it a whole separate league. At this point there's no need to be associated with the schools anymore anyway, cause these dudes are primarily athletes, not students. If you just make a new pro-am league or whatever, then students who are primarily students but also enjoy playing basketball can have a chance to take advantage of the sports programs their tuition helps pay for, and the elite players people pay to see can just focus on the sport.
romefranquez
I love this show John Oliver it's extremely funny he has a way to put reality into Comic something really funny that is also hard to do
Ghost King
I want to play that game!!!! Looks awesome!!
Pioson_Dragon
No one going to mention Oliver saying "Vizard" then corrected it to "Wizard"? His inner German came out for a sec.
Robert Freese
Really wish they would do a quick update about the UCF kicker who was called ineligible for monetizing Youtube videos.
Charles Lo
The NCAA strikes again, this time it is the UCF Kicker Donald De La Haye. Can you please do a follow up on the NCAA and cover this story.
BTW, he is now doing a go fund me for his college tuition.
Link: https://www.gofundme.com/g3fyuu-college-tuition
Gitche Manitou
You realize colleges are a business right? They are not institutions. They are not rights. It seems like you all missed that basic simple matter that this is a corporate industry and they bleed the penny from anything they can. Everyone seems to love college so much but gladly overlook the debtors prison lifestyle they entail.
DWRich17
I would buy that cat poster right, f**king, now.
Lunar the Gryphon
If you thought all those centuries of slavery were over with, you're wrong
andrewf0784
Not really a fan of John Oliver, Jon Stewart, and their ilk, too liberal, but this segment was really good I have to admit. Good to see him promoting capitalism (the payment of players) rather than the regulation of it (using regulation to stop athletes from being paid). Of course none of the athletes brought in for the segment were white though. There are also white college athletes that don't get paid I'm pretty sure
Nigel Straw
I do pep band and get paid $1.5k to perform at a game where the people that are the main event get paid nothing. That's what made me realize the players should be paid as if it were a campus job.
Zilchleader Baseball
Personally I think they should have the option to use the scholarship later after they play so they can focus on education and the sport which they play at different times
Julius Toledo
Donald De La Haye's case brought me to rewatch this
kray97
#soybeanwind lmao
Vanessa B.
Yo whys the thumbnail say press esc to exit fullscreen, am i being fucked w
tim biggart
They also do not include money donated by alumni. Nothing ties alumni to a school better than the athletics program.
Bozo Clown
This is where the money goes - to bullshit.

And the student debt keeps going up.
NFSHeld
I actually know a German Let's Player who'd play this game on his main channel if you were to sell it. Please, make my dream come true and release an alpha version for Gronkh!
selvetarmiel
My god I want that cat poster...
Louis Riehl
"No one's saying they have to be paid....the same amount, or even that every school needs to pay every athlete."

Actually, Title IX says that EXACT thing. I'm not saying there aren't huge ethical issues in the NCAA, especially in the way collegiate athletes are treated. But John really missed a pretty important piece of the argument here. Colleges, by law, CAN'T only choose to pay their athletes in the two revenue-producing sports. They would have to pay EVERYONE, and it would be the same amount.

Now, there probably are a handful of schools that make such unseemly amounts of money off their football and/or basketball programs that they can actually afford to do that. Ohio State, Alabama, and Notre Dame come to mind off the top of my head, and I would guess maybe 15-20 others probably. But if they were suddenly allowed to do it, while all the other schools that can't afford it continued to not pay anyone, the level of parity in college sports would go so far down that the legitimacy of the competition would go out the window more than it already has.

Not saying John doesn't bring up great points too, or that the NCAA is in the right either. Just that I think he did gloss over some of the complexity of the issue. That aside though, the part where he's acting out the conversation between Ed O'Bannon and in the kid playing the video game might be the funniest thing he's ever done (which is really saying something).
Tyrone Kujo
Tru tv sponsored march madness?
Jackson Ditsler
What's the deal with the Dewalt ladders?
lockergr
I knew a girl who actually tutored at UNC in African-American Studies and I was actually invited into a pizza party with the athletes and tutors because I was friends with the tutor and obviously I wanted to meet the players. I had no idea the classes were a sham. Shameful indeed. my friend who was the tutor was a very admirable girl and so I doubt that she would have done it knowingly. if my memory serves me correct I also believe that she was one of the Swahili tutors as well. Sad that this is what my hometown team does. 😔
Phillip Hildebrandt
American Unis being the best in the world.
Ha. Ha.
Rashid Omar
This here goes out to Andy Saltzman
Suzanne van der Westhuizen
smart Does anyone see larger this warianuB
Christopher MacLachlan
Yet more proof that America is the worst country in the world. Fuck them.
Nicholas David
F*CK the NCAA
Elijah Garcia
Do real sports fan give a f*** about college sports
punch3870
Laughs in European.
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