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The Daily Show Goes “Inside The NCAA”


We here at KSR have been known to poke some fun at the expense of the NCAA, and it seems that the Daily Show has decided to hop on the bandwagon. As I was watching TV a few nights ago, I stopped and watched this segment from correspondent Aasif Mandvi trying to get to the bottom of what the NCAA does, and interviews ineligible University of Minnesota wrestler Joel Baumann about some issues he’s had with the NCAA. One of those issues being that they ruled Baumann ineligible for NCAA competition after he posted a song HE MADE for sale on iTunes, even though according to Baumann, not only has he not made any money off the song, it’s actually cost him money and now, his wrestling career.


Keep in mind that Mark Emmert makes somewhere close to $1.6 million a year, but Joel Bauman, according to NCAA rules is not allowed to use his name or likeness to promote the sale of anything, even if that something is their own work. Joel has been told that using an alias could help with his reintstatement but he stands by his right to sell work under his own name. This is the video that cost him his career:






Article written by Will Totten

Born in Indiana and raised in Louisville, I am the unlikeliest UK fan.

36 Comments for The Daily Show Goes “Inside The NCAA”

  1. Roland
    11:39 am April 13, 2013 Permalink

    I saw that on the Daily Show.
    GREAT segment with HUMOR and TRUTH.

  2. Roland
    11:46 am April 13, 2013 Permalink

    The papers that athletes sign to get an education and show case there god given skills is just ONE example of slavery in the 21st century

  3. UKIT
    11:50 am April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t wait for there to be 4 ‘major’ conferences – and them to pull away from the ncaa. Forget the ncaa – they are a bloated pig that needs to go away. Can you imagine the money schools would make, then?

  4. CATS1979
    11:53 am April 13, 2013 Permalink

    WTF? and Little Romeo got to play for USC.

  5. exiledfan
    11:54 am April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Kind of ironic that the song is about not letting anything get in the way of your dreams. He forgot about the power of the NCAA! I would not have been surprised if the NCAA took the song from him and used it as a promo for the next 20 years, without paying him anything.

  6. TBone
    11:55 am April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Watched the vid. The NCAA should’ve at least watched it before assessing his eligibility… there’s no chance this is a viable means of earning income.

    The NCAA will be replaced in the not too distant future. The wheels are in motion and too far gone to reverse or stop at this point. They have no control over conference realignments and no control in requiring the participation of certain conferences. The major conferences will organize a replacement governing body comprised of members with vested interests.

    The NCAA is simply a fledgling Board of Directors, desperately capturing every last dime from the cash cow before its inevitable expiration. Your first clue this is true? NCAA PR campaign during the BCS series and NCAA championships… An obvious attempt to counter negative recent developments and their lack of credibility. An entity is in danger of failing when it is willing to incur significant advertising expenses or forego advertising revenues to counter a negative public perception. It was their swan song.

  7. Roland
    11:55 am April 13, 2013 Permalink

    How about the New Deal include a trust fund for every athlete to get a share of every thing the organizing group earns from their time at the University.
    Don’t say it is not plausible, cause in the big world of money it is called “stock”.
    Dow Jones of athletes has a nice ring.

  8. TBone
    11:59 am April 13, 2013 Permalink

    @4 Lil’ Romeo is a pseudonym or an alias. It not his legal name or likeness. His real name is Percy Miller Jr.

  9. Usernametaken
    12:03 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Voluntary servitude. NCAA be getting’ rich.

  10. DJCats
    12:04 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    The NCAA…a monopoly over the student athlete and the fan bases who support them…I agree #6. I’m not sure when their wheels will come off the track, but it’s heading that way.

  11. Dougie Fresh
    12:05 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Agree with eiledfan! How ironic that the song is about people fulfilling their dreams. NCAA should actually consider using this video as a promotion and give the kid $$$$$ in a trust fund until he graduates! Hard top see the trees from the forest!

  12. Roland
    12:18 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    BBN, blow this kids vid up if you against what the ncca does to athletes.
    Maybe we can push this story to the national media.

  13. Go Cards
    12:20 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    When you win the right way and have a program first mindset, you don’t have to look over your shoulder at the NCAA. No need to ever worry about having Seasons or Final Four’s vacated when you win the right way. When you don’t cut corners to get ahead, you have nothing to worry about. A good coach can win at a high level without having to resort to using people like Wes, Jay-Z; Drake, agents and runners. A good coach can win with 3 and 4 year guys and doesn’t need 7 or 8 draft picks to do it. But when your coach has been to 5 NIT’s, maybe you need all the help you can get.

  14. Roland
    12:22 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    13, can’t you even twist your comments somehow to make your comment relevant to this post?

  15. Go Cards
    12:23 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    An example of doing things the right way: Cheating on your spouse by having sex on the table of an Italian restaurant. Need I say more?

  16. Reality
    12:30 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    15) Rick cheating on his spouse is wrong, no doubt. But what about Cal’s [email protected] wife. She was married to one of Cal’s buddies and all 3 worked at KU at the time. His buddy got Cal a job there. Cal thanks him by nailing his wife. Now Cal is married to this great person. I guess that is ok though. LOL.

  17. Bubba Earl
    12:31 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Go Ed O’Bannon, I hope he wins the case against the NCAA and their walls will come crumbling down!!

  18. YoungAtHeart
    12:32 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    NCAA served a purpose for a time, but that time has passed. I have attended three different colleges and don’t recall having to report to any overseeing body how much I ate, what photographs I took, nor was I denied transferring to a school that was an academic rival. I never made a music video, but if I had, I dare say it wouldn’t have been a big deal. NCAA is not too big to fail, so I daresay it will fade away in the very near future. I hope the successor is more rational and thoughtful.

  19. Ruppeat Offender
    12:33 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    So…you can’t sell a song on iTunes under your name, but you can play professional baseball without losing your NCAA eligibility for football (Russell Wilson, Tyler Gaffney and many more)? The NCAA is fuct.

  20. skullanbonesdiss
    12:33 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    # 13…………..The prevailing opinion of you, enjoy:

  21. CatsCatsCats
    12:40 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    13, do you not realize (actually you’re probably to stupid to realize it), that this school made your coach what he is today? If not for this school, you don’t have him and you never win anything. Maybe you should start saying ‘thank you’ to this university for helping him become the coach he is. Regardless, it is hilarious how mich people like you pay attention to threads that have nothing to do with ‘your’ school. Guess you don’t have any better way to spend your time. However, if you are going to waste everyone else’s time, at least make the comment somewhat relevant to the conversation.

  22. HicksPickSix
    12:40 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    …because The Daily Show is jumping on YOUR bandwagon.

  23. Reality
    12:45 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Bahaaaaaaaa! Sometimes I have to laugh at my own stupidity!

  24. The _Enforcer
    12:48 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    #16, I am so glad we got your ip number…………… Knock Knock……………….

  25. Roland
    12:57 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Just an FYI for everyone who posts (free book you might want to read and this is just a heads up):

  26. Roland
    12:59 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    I am not affiliated or have any interest ($) in last link.

  27. Rae
    1:17 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    13. And Rick has never taken UL to an NIT? Check your history. It took Rick 12 years to do what Cal did in three. It doesn’t mean either is a terrible coach. Notice how guys have their stock drop if they go anywhere else (example: Harrison Barnes and possibly Shabazz.) Cal manages high talent. Rick manages the blue collar. Both have their own challenges. Coaching isn’t like a video game; these are humans playing the game on the court, but Louisville never quite sees players as people.

    When you have a program first mindset, you are telling a guy that his dreams don’t matter because it is all about the greater good for YOUR program. That is why you never get talent and why you only have a great team once every four years. The problem with Louisville is that they are looking at this year as the only indicator of success. In their eyes, 2013 is the only year that matters and every year will be like 2013. Your team won’t be as experienced or gelled next year, and next year will be a talent year instead of a heart year.

  28. Mack
    1:19 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Difficult to think he didn’t make any money for his work!

  29. Roland
    1:21 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Trolls win we reply to troll comments. I am guilty.

  30. TorpedoVegas
    1:32 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    13) And it only took him 12 years to win UL that NC. Wow! You do realize that RP has been to like four NIT’s right? Oh but that wouldn’t fit into your coach Cal bashing rant. Ricky P’s only NC at UK came with 9, yes 9, future NBA players on the team. So let’s not pretend he only recruits projects. But hey, congrats on winning that third national title in one of the weakest tournaments in recent memory, but I guess when you coach at a school like UL you need all the help you can get.

  31. Thrashitup
    2:04 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    12- Roland it was on NPR months ago when the story first surfaced

  32. McDonald's
    2:09 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Why was the dude in the video dressed like the Hamburglar? Was he looking for us to sign him?

  33. Aja
    2:30 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Inside the NCAA?? Sounds like mark emmerts colonoscopy.

  34. Common Sense
    2:55 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    !!!?How in the hell do you get in trouble for doing something good and positive?!! WTF?!!!

    What happened to Joel is completely shameful!!! Totally, completely, shameful!!!

  35. Bluekzu
    4:20 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    What’s with all the comments from UL fans about winning ‘the right way’. Misplaced smugness is usually an Indiana thing. Congrats on the title this year, but wait until you’re successful over a long period of time, little bro, and haven’t just emerged from a 20 year down cycle. Then your condescension won’t look so silly.

  36. Dt
    3:22 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    13- Calipari (.774) has a better career record than Pitino (.738). Cal used six draftees to win his title at UK, Pitino nine. Rick also hired a Nike rep as an asst. (Tim Fuller) because of the “connections” he had within the AAU circuits. And perhaps it’s only coincidental that UL’s final fours came after the university took the city taxpayers and Yum Center hostage.