Forget about the fairness of the Bowl Championship Series, automatic bids to the NCAA tournament or even the raging debate of whether “student-athletes” deserve to be paid—the NCAA has a larger problem looming. On one side, this problem is so simple to solve, one might even refer to it as elementary.

On another side, the long adage root of all evil can make the most elementary of problems easy to overlook. Surely I can’t be the only person who does his best Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s raised eyebrow impression with each University of Texas or Oklahoma headed to the western-based Pac-12 or Baylor to the Big East rumor.  …