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Be forewarned, it’s a long piece, coming in at more than 14,500 words. But it’s well worth the time if you want a comprehensive look at how we reached this point. When it comes to institutions worthy of our righteous indignation, the NCAA is right up there with Wall Street and the IRS.

After reading Taylor Branch’s detailed piece, it’s impossible to side fully with the NCAA against student-athletes on any issue, no matter where you stand on pay-to-play.

A handful of reforms doesn’t change that fact.

Neither will they stop the ongoing storm, nor the impending ones.