This article, "The Shame of College Sports", in The Atlantic is a real eye-opener. It details the creation of the NCAA and how it controls member institutions. It also reveals how UK unknowingly gave the NCAA its biggest stick for punishments early on. It goes through the creation of the BCS and describes the various major lawsuits that the NCAA has fought to keep the players and colleges in check. I may actually like the idea of megaconferences now.