Fortress of Aptitude

The NCAA Eligibility Center may be the most powerful force in sports

Updated: January 26, 2011, 12:25 PM ET
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN The Magazine
Clearing House
Illustration by Zohar LazarGo inside the impregnable office space of the NCAA's Eligibility Center.

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Seth Wickersham

ESPN The Magazine senior writer
Seth Wickersham joined ESPN The Magazine after graduating from the University of Missouri. Although he primarily covers the NFL, his assignments also have taken him to the Athens Olympics, the World Series, the NCAA tournament and the NHL and NBA playoffs. Email him and follow him on Twitter at @sethwickersham.