In June, the storyline was cataclysmic conference realignment. Come July, the NCAA's investigative powers have taken center stage.
Yes, the organization most considered too toothless and bureaucratic to ever mount a serious effort against the big-money schools has done just that.
In the past week, five elite schools have confirmed that the NCAA has been by to investigate allegations that one of its players engaged in behavior that compromised his status as a student-athlete.
What players are involved? How are they connected, if at all? Click through and find out more.