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: