Barstool Sports founder calls NCAA ‘corrupt’

Barstool Sports founder calls NCAA ‘corrupt’


GOOD STUFF.>>>NEXT ONE. LET’S DO COLLEGE SPORTS. GOT THE IDEAL GUEST FOR THIS. DALLAS MAVERICKS OWNER MARK CUBAN, HE WAS ON “CAVUTO” YESTERDAY. HE SOUNDED OFF ON PAYING NCAA PLAYERS. ROLL THAT TAPE, PLEASE.>>COUPLE THINGS. ONE, I THINK THE NCAA’S A MESS. THEY ARE A BIG SOURCE OF THE PROBLEMS. I MEAN, THEY ARE VERY BUREAUCRATIC, THEY DON’T REALLY — THEIR INTERESTS AREN’T REALLY ALIGNED WITH ALL THEIR SCHOOLS, THEY ARE CERTAINLY NOT ALIGNED WITH PLAYERS’ INTERESTS, BUT SET THAT ASIDE, WHEN IT COMES TO PAYING PLAYERS AS EMPLOYEES, THEN YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF WHAT HAPPENS IF THEY GET FIRED? WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU WANTED TO FIRE THEM? DO WE WANT TO START FIRING STUDENT ATHLETES? STUART: GOOD QUESTION. LOOK WHO’S HERE. DAVE PORTNOY, FOUNDER OF BARSTOOL SPORTS AND REGULAR GUEST ON THIS PROGRAM, AND A STAR IN HIS OWN RIGHT. SHOULD WE PAY — STOP LAUGHING — COLLEGE ATHLETES?>>YEAH, I THINK YOU PROBABLY DO HAVE TO PAY THEM. YOU KNOW, I LOVE COLLEGE FOOTBALL, I LOVE COLLEGE BASKETBALL. EACH SCHOOL, GIVE THEM A SET AMOUNT OF MONEY, FIGHT FOR PLAYERS, PAY THE PLAYERS. THAT’S THE EASIEST WAY I SEE TO DO IT. STUART: I COME AT THIS FROM A COMPLETE OUTSIDER. I WASN’T BORN AND RAISED IN AMERICA SO I DON’T HAVE THAT FEEL FOR COLLEGE SPORTS, NOT GETTING PAID, THE AMATEURS, REALLY PUTTING THAT EFFORT INTO THE GAME. I’M AWAY FROM ALL OF THAT. WOULD IT ACTUALLY DESTROY THE WAY WE FEEL ABOUT COLLEGE SPORTS IF YOU PAID THEM?>>WELL, MOST PEOPLE CARE ABOUT BIG-TIME COLLEGE SPORTS. WE ARE NOT TALKING D-3. IF YOU HAVE A BRAIN, YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT’S TH KNOW THAT I TH KNOW THAT IT’H KNOW THAT IT’S A BUSINESS. THEY ARE GOING AND GETTING PAID UNDER THE TABLE, DOING THIS, DOING THAT. TO ME IT DOESN’T CHANGE IT. IT’S ALREADY PROFESSIONAL SPORTS. IT’S ALREADY A BIG BUSINESS. YOU MIGHT AS WELL BRING IT TO THE FOREFRONT. NOBODY LIKES THE NCAA. THE NCAA IS CORRUPT. EVERYBODY HATES THEM. DOESN’T MATTER WHAT SIDE OF THE AISLE, WHO YOU’RE FOR. STUART: I DIDN’T KNOW THAT.>>YEAH. THEY’RE DESPISED. STUART: WHY SO UNPOPULAR?>>BECAUSE THEY ACT LIKE THEY HAVE THE STUDENTS’ INTERESTS IN MIND, THE SCHOOLS, AND THEY DON’T. IT’S DECISION AFTER DECISION AFTER DECISION WHERE THEY ARE JUST ABOUT MAKING MONEY WHICH IS FINE, BUT THEN YOU HAVE TO PAY THE ATHLETES. YOU HAVE TO PAY THE PEOPLE MAKING YOU THE MONEY. STUART: I THINK THIS REFERS, IT SAYS IN CALIFORNIA, THIS ALLOWS COLLEGE ATHLETES TO GET AN AGENT SO THEY CAN CHARGE MONEY FOR ENDORSEMENTS AND CHARGE MONEY FOR USING THEIR OWN IMAGE.>>RIGHT. STUART: IN A GAME, VIDEO GAME. I CAN’T SEE WHAT’S WRONG WITH THAT.>>WELL, WHAT’S WRONG WITH IT WILL BE IF CALIFORNIA’S THE ONLY STATE THAT DOES IT, EVERYONE WILL WANT TO PLAY FOOTBALL IN CALIFORNIA. THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, GUESS WHAT, THE S.E.C. STINKS, THE PAC-10 STINKS. IF YOU GO STATE BY STATE IT’S GOING TO BE A MESS. MAYBE THE END OF COLLEGE ATHLETICS. STUART: WHAT IT MEANS IS CALIFORNIA IS DICTATING THE TERMS TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY AND THE NCAA DOESN’T GET A WORD IN.>>YEAH. THE NCAA IS LIKE, YOU KNOW, THE SCHOOLS COULD GO DO THEIR OWN THING. I WILL BE HONEST, I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE ISSUE. I CARE ABOUT THIS. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO WATCH COLLEGE FOOTBALL ON A SATURDAY. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO BET ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT I DO. THIS IS PUTTING THE WHOLE THING, IT STARTS 2023. THEY GOT TO COME UP WITH A UNIVERSAL LAW OR ELSE THE WHOLE THING WILL FALL APART. STUART: FASCINATING. EVEN THOUGH I’M A COMPLETE OUTSIDER TO IT. DAVE PORTNOY, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AS USUAL.

48 Replies to “Barstool Sports founder calls NCAA ‘corrupt’”

  1. College athletic teams are farm teams for the NFL and NBA—in 2013 the Northwestern Football players formed a union claiming they were "employees" of the university due to "scholarships" being compensation….and they are right (even though most never darken the door of a classroom).

    The NBA and NFL should either pay players or pay the tuition of the other students as a way to "pay down" the student loan debt.

  2. You’re in college to get an education not play sports. Athletes get a free ride that’s not fair to non athlete students. The free ride is the payment. End athletic scholarships because a sport isn’t adademic

  3. NBA and NFL just need a minor league. This way players if they are good enough, can skip college and get paid a little.

  4. If you want to start paying players, cool….but you gotta open it up to all players from all sport in all divisions, not just d1 football and basketball

  5. Great if they want to get paid for playing the sport that would make them employees of the college not students of the college. They are getting paid therefore if they want an education they can pay for it out-of-the-money they're getting paid to play the sport. Eliminating the need for sports scholarships and put that money towards I don't know how about academic scholarships for people that really want an education but really can't afford it.

  6. he is correct much like the NFL is these days boy if Tom Landry were alive to see this I can tell you he wouldn't put up with it!!!

  7. What doesnt this Barstool Nimrod understand about…A Scholarship is being PAID…at USC its 50k just for the scholarship ..which doesn’t include all the grants and Free Stuff that many qualify for…….No more Taxpayer Dollars going to those that dont deserve it..
    We need to END this massive hypocrisy of Student Athlete…Stop Subsidizing the Pro Sports……We need to force the Pro Sports to Train their own employees and let those that consider a college education import to have one…not the ones that dont.

  8. END THE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZES OF PRO SPORTS…NO TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO ANY UNIVERSITY THAT WASTES IT ON ATHLETICS..

  9. Sports is supposed to be about the game…not the fame. The NCAA was started as a side-line to the University education that a lot of these guys get full rides to. Turn the NCAA into the paid NFL-lite league and you might as well do away with the University, the education, and any sportsmanship aspects of football. College games are already expensive enough to go see and paying players will only raise those ticket prices out of the range of the average young fans of the "sport."

  10. I stopped watching college athletics many years ago. They should PAY those guys about $50,000/yr. NCAA makes billions. The players get a crap scholarship. Let 'em work full-time as athletes for 4 years of eligibility and if they don't make the pro's, then give 'em 4 years of education after they know they're not gonna make it playing kid games.

  11. AGAIN, Cal cannot pass laws that govern the other states, so cause Newsome is so stupid, another law will be scraped
    If the athletes were to get paid, someone will throw a game, it’s just the greed factor that takes over
    So, you going to pay all the athletes the same, lol
    Or some, more than others
    Entitlement and nepotism
    I’ll just leave it at that
    This is all about democrats hiding something, distractions, that mean NOTHING

  12. NCAA is the only thing keeping it done what clean . If you are at a party with players and parents you cant give there parent a ride home in your car.
    Your saying the private or states are gonna govern this better ? You insane.
    Players get played. The money made goes to increasing the schools education and teaching.
    Everyone isn't going to cali your nutss every reason you mention exists in more ways than you can count.
    NCAA is a pure talented level. You would just want high schoolers paid next it's never enough if your cali.

  13. It's just the typical insanity put cry for attention. You want to make sure those who dont make it cant get educated and have a carreer to fall back on.

  14. No problem college athletes get paid coz they deserve it.. but they have to pay school tuition also they no longer athletic scholar once you get paid

  15. Colleges should have seen this coming when they decided to treat Coaches as though they were Gods . And pay them Millions upon Millions of dollars on Player sweat . While many players can hardly afford to take out a Date . So Players have decided that scholarships at this point are simply not enough .

  16. Colleges should have seen this coming when they decided to treat Coaches as though they were Gods . And pay them Millions upon Millions of dollars on Player sweat . While many players can hardly afford to take out a Date . So Players have decided that scholarships at this point are simply not enough .

  17. All colleges and universities should go out of business
    They are ripping off families and students with outrageous tuitions so they can pay high salaries to the radical liberals who brainwash our young people
    And don't forget the university president who is making millions

  18. The NCAA football rankings are corrupt. It’s always the same colleges. It’s easy for Alabama to be #1 when they’re always starting in the top 3.

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