About the new $2K aid to athletes.....I'm really afraid that the NCAA is heading into territory that the officials have not really thought through. It wouldn't be the first time that happened and it probably won't be the last.
People want a middle ground between an amateur sport and a professional sport and I just don't think that works out in reality. There are going to be legal issues that will arise with paying players regardless of how much money you start off paying them.
There is the potential that the chaos that conference realignment has caused in college sports is going to look like child's play to what paying players will do to it.