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It's time: The death penalty for the NCAA

The Atlantic's catalogue of corruption should be sounding the institution's death knell

Originally Published: September 20, 2011
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Until last week, it was possible to think of the NCAA as something other than a protection racket. No longer.

The extraordinary Taylor Branch cover story in the October issue of The Atlantic lays out in precise and killing inventory the mortal sins of the NCAA. Frank Deford called it "the most important article ever written about college sports." I'm sure you've heard about it by now. Please read it.

The Branch article -- likely sourced and reported with the same grave ...

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