This week, it's SI's Andy Staples taking a look at the controversial issue:
In spite of NCAA bylaw 188.8.131.52, more players will get caught in a similar scholarship crunch this year because the 28-signee limit is so toothless. The reason? The dates. Auburn could sign 32 players last year in spite of the SEC rule because the Tigers brought in five players -- including Heisman Trophy-winning junior college transfer quarterback Cam Newton -- in January. Only 27 players signed between February and May, one under the limit.
See also: This handy chart.
Hats off to the guys at oversigning.com for tirelessly working to move an obscure issue to the forefront.