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


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  • Andrew King
    Andrew King  2 days back

    Steven Tyler is a good singer, okay?

    • JC
      JC  2 days back

      These kids should go on a strike and fight for their rights. Shut down this industry until they get paid

      • Pancho Villa
        Pancho Villa  2 days back

        Comment on this aholes page

        • hard mode
          hard mode  2 days back

          l understand the students athlete bullshit ,but why it couldnt exist something about student healthcare system or student "comp",like what, because they are students they are not allowed to have health insurance? Thats just unbeliavable stupid... Cant actually believe anyone have done anything about this

          • hippo99x
            hippo99x  3 days back

            "Do you want a stadium across from your stadium?"

            That is literally what the Texas Rangers wanted and got.

            • Me (No, not Ashildr, I had the name before Doctor Who, and I'm not changing it!)

              They (as in the NCAA) don't need to "pay their employees", what they need to do is "give out grants to their student-athletes", meaning, that they should not only get a scholarship, but also a monthly allowance of, let's say, 1000$, as part of their student-athlete deal. That way you can keep their status as "non-professional players", pay them enough to scrape by without making them rich, and probably have players that don't suffer from malnutrition and get kicked out of the league because they crashed at a friend's house instead of being homeless. And if they really wanted to incentivize players, they should also give the, an "additional compensation", for each year they had the grant, let's say 250 000 per year, to be paid after graduation. Or, if you lose your grant due to an injury, you still get compensated for the full year, and at least have enough to pay your medical bills. Sure, that would cost a bit, but it'd be a much fairer system, without losing all those bullshit terminologies.

              • Brett .Ensminger
                Brett .Ensminger  3 days back

                The administrator would be LAWFUL evil, not chaotic evil.

                • David Zas
                  David Zas  4 days back

                  Still sounds like old white people capitalizing over mostly black youth...

                  • The_Biblioklept
                    The_Biblioklept  4 days back

                    Are they supposed to inform every kid about the death of their parents then?

                    • Juan Carlos Gonzalez
                      Juan Carlos Gonzalez  4 days back

                      The US got hooked up on slavery early, gave it up in a painful transition and has spent the next two centuries falling into bad habits trying to find an acceptable substitute.

                      • Scorch428
                        Scorch428  4 days back

                        Coaches calling players entitled when they get paid and players dont is the height of hypocracy lol.

                        • Ice21
                          Ice21  4 days back

                          This video just did an honest trailer. lol

                          • Animated Trash
                            Animated Trash  4 days back

                            Ed o’bannon was paid more in that fake game commercial then he was his entire ncaa career

                            • Nick Blitchington
                              Nick Blitchington  4 days back

                              Anyone watching after the NCAA started allowing student athlete compensation?

                              • Paul
                                Paul  4 days back

                                They're both right. It is just WIERD how much Americans love their amateur kids playing amateur games and kids shouldn't be paid because the game shouldn't make billions. But it does, youtrap kids into servitude non-threatening to take their scholarahips like a slaver would. Just turn the biggest teams professional!

                                • pleappleappleap
                                  pleappleappleap  5 days back

                                  I'd totally buy that game.

                                  • Xan Kreigor
                                    Xan Kreigor  5 days back

                                    WTF they don't even get free food?

                                    Here ANY kind of student athlete basically gets extreme discounts for food or even at least one free meal a day and often get stuff like free gym membership etc.

                                    • Gillian Buckelew
                                      Gillian Buckelew  5 days back

                                      I work at my college and if I can get paid for pushing papers around, then they should get paid for spending an obscene amount of time playing sports.

                                      • sofa King
                                        sofa King  6 days back

                                        Only EA would make those games

                                        • moffix
                                          moffix  6 days back

                                          I can't tell you how many times as a grad student at one of the colleges in this piece I was encouraged to do homework for athletes. I even wrote term papers. They just padded my hours as a student assistant. Basically a bribe.

                                          • Elizabeth Stafford
                                            Elizabeth Stafford  6 days back

                                            F-ing corruption

                                            • Nerdiest Nerd
                                              Nerdiest Nerd  1 weeks back

                                              I have to do a essay on this and I hate sport😢😢😢

                                              • Colin Jessup
                                                Colin Jessup  1 weeks back

                                                Why not call it a "student job".

                                                • Sean C
                                                  Sean C  1 weeks back

                                                  Fun fact; University of Kentucky has, in total, less than 300 students on their various sports teams. One coach is making 7 million dollars a year. If you dropped that to 2 million dollars you could split the 5 million remaining among 300 students and each of them would get just under 17k a year.
                                                  Oh but tell us again how you can't afford to pay them....

                                                  • Chris P. Bacon
                                                    Chris P. Bacon  1 weeks back

                                                    White men yelling at workers, to work harder so the white men can live luxuriously in their mansions. Unpaid workers = slaves.

                                                    • Mandy B
                                                      Mandy B  1 weeks back

                                                      There is a "relatively simple" way around the problem with paying out for injury treatment etc, and that's for the colleges to get a third party insurance, which they should have anyway. It covers people getting injured on the premises, and some (types of insurance, that is) have clauses for businesses to cover for injury for people who are doing something on your behalf away from the premises. It covers volunteer work, for example. You can not tell me that it would be a financial impossibility to cover the costs of treatment and continued access to the education in this way.
                                                      I'll bet there's some sort of coverage which they don't tell anyone about, just in case someone does try to sue. They'll keep it quiet to stop anyone applying for the insurance because it'll put up their premium the next year. They have a duty of care for *anyone* on their premises or doing something for them, it's a simple fact. I'm absolutely stunned that such a litigious country hasn't got that one figured out! And if necessary, the NCAA can bloody well pay the premium as they're profiting from the work of these kids. That's something a good politician should be able to get through the houses. All parents of athletes (I'm sure that it's not just these two sports involved) or any students want to know that their kids will be treated appropriately. I can't see there being any opposition (by the public, of course there will be from the colleges and the NCAA) to there being a law forcing colleges to be fully insured. I'm sure ordinary schools already are.

                                                      • Amy Celeste Weber
                                                        Amy Celeste Weber  2 weeks back

                                                        While colleges “pay” players via scholarships, they should be able to earn money on the side. As long as it doesn’t interfere with school work, practices or games time, let them work their side hustle. For example, work a commercial for a local car dealership. Etc.

                                                        • whatwhen999
                                                          whatwhen999  2 weeks back

                                                          my brother is playing d1 football in college and he gets fined for literally anything. late to practice? $15 fine. wearing nike when our sponsor is adidas? $15 fine. shaved your head? $15 fine. college makes a fortune off him, i dont get why he cant make a couple bucks off college.

                                                        • Amanda Harrison
                                                          Amanda Harrison  2 weeks back

                                                          I mean like can they sleep in a bed

                                                          • sofa King
                                                            sofa King  6 days back

                                                            Amanda Harrison “I go to bed, I’m starving” - student athlete

                                                        • Amanda Harrison
                                                          Amanda Harrison  2 weeks back

                                                          Do the people in YouTube videos usually get paid or do they Work for Free

                                                          • Amanda Harrison
                                                            Amanda Harrison  2 weeks back

                                                            It’s a thing

                                                            • Amanda Harrison
                                                              Amanda Harrison  2 weeks back

                                                              YOUTUBE BINGEING

                                                              • bademoxy
                                                                bademoxy  3 weeks back

                                                                i don't give 2 shits about team sports and i wouldn't spend 10 bucks to sit a watch a child's game played by muscle bound retards.

                                                                their victory isn't mine and neither do i share credit with them for my accomplishments which they had fuck all to do with.
                                                                that said, i've no problem with youths getting off their ass and getting some exercise in a group chasing a ball, as long as I'm not paying

                                                                their tuition or training.

                                                                • Hunter Hawks
                                                                  Hunter Hawks  3 weeks back

                                                                  It's exciting to know the NCAA is finally making strides towards allowing student athletes to take sponsorship contracts. Hopefully it is implemented well so as not to rock the boat and make everyone hate student athletes for being "overpaid" for something that essentially amounts to a full-time job. It's sad that they've been screwed over for so long, but it would seem the tide has finally shifted. Having seen the performance of some of the "pros," it's pretty appalling that anyone could even see fit to call collegiate players "amateurs," and using that as justification for why they can't be paid, especially when their coaches make millions. One in particular, a football coach in the college town I've grown up in (who shall remain nameless), just got another raise this year, and now makes upwards of $5 million annually. And he is, at best, an amateur coach, posting consistent win-loss ratios that are 1:1 during GOOD seasons. And I have to doubt that this injustice is unique to our university.

                                                                  • Lana G
                                                                    Lana G  3 weeks back

                                                                    YOU GUYS DID IT! You brought more spotlight to this and the NCAA finally is starting to pay them.

                                                                    • Jeff hughes
                                                                      Jeff hughes  3 weeks back

                                                                      2019 here anybody else?

                                                                      • Edson Rodriguez Rivera
                                                                        Edson Rodriguez Rivera  3 weeks back

                                                                        They changed it! The board changed the ruling. USA TODAY: NCAA Board of Governors opens door to athletes benefiting from name, image and likeness.

                                                                        • Bob Jones
                                                                          Bob Jones  3 weeks back

                                                                          This is why i refuse to watch or support college sports. F*cking coaches making millions of dollars like entitled elitist pricks and having the nerve to say "I'll go do something else" as if every multi-million dollar opportunity is simply going to fall on their lap with zero effort. F*ck you coach.

                                                                          • Natal Kumar
                                                                            Natal Kumar  3 weeks back

                                                                            It would be very easy to pay each college player as much as their college fees and their course fee.

                                                                            • purplekittywuman
                                                                              purplekittywuman  3 weeks back

                                                                              Is it any wonder that so many ‘amateur’ athletes are African American? *cough* slavery *cough*

                                                                              • sunflowrr xx
                                                                                sunflowrr xx  4 weeks back

                                                                                It’s also really odd that they’d teach African American students Swahili...

                                                                                • sunflowrr xx
                                                                                  sunflowrr xx  4 weeks back

                                                                                  student athlete programs are such a joke. I have always had mad respect for athletes in college, I have no idea how they manage to balance it all.

                                                                                  • Bradley Nugent
                                                                                    Bradley Nugent  1 months back

                                                                                    Sounds like slavery with extra steps

                                                                                    • Marissa Schultz
                                                                                      Marissa Schultz  1 months back

                                                                                      Can’t you argue that they are paid? They leave with a college degree and no student loans. It’s not fair that if they get injured they lose their scholarship but free tuition is a form of compensation. Also students who have scholarships in general and are on a free ride also have to fear losing their scholarship if they don’t do well in 1 class. The kid at the bookstore selling his jersey gets $10 an hour but also has to pay their tuition.

                                                                                      • Sean Gallik
                                                                                        Sean Gallik  1 months back

                                                                                        Not every player gets their tuition paid for...

                                                                                    • Jai Parwani
                                                                                      Jai Parwani  1 months back

                                                                                      14:03 the president is Donald trump

                                                                                      • Michael O
                                                                                        Michael O  1 months back

                                                                                        Soybean wind..... LOL

                                                                                        • thomas williamson
                                                                                          thomas williamson  1 months back

                                                                                          Who's here in 2019?

                                                                                          • idiot savant
                                                                                            idiot savant  1 months back

                                                                                            Lol hillarious who gives a shit? Work them harder and give them nothing. Awesome