The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is beginning to resemble something like a secret police agency in the way it handles the eligibility of student-athletes.
For most sports fans, the year of 2011 has been characterized by as many off the field developments as it has by on the field ones. In the beginning of the year it was the NFL. The players and the owners couldnai??i??t reach a collective bargaining agreement and there was widespread concern that the traditional weekend-after-labor day start was in jeopardy.