Surely there will be an initial feeding frenzy, and then things will level out. How much, honestly, can boosters be expected to pay? What if you are a rich booster who "buys" a ton of players for your team, and they don't win the national championship (because the other teams are doing the same thing, someone gets injured, etc.)? You are probably going to re-assess how much money you want to put into this. Are coaches going to deal with the micro-managing that will go along with this (and it surely will), or will they fight back? In fact, it might impact the smaller sports more than the larger: one rich alum who happened to play, say, water polo could continually pay players for his/her team when most of the others don't have that support, and build a perpetual power. Oh wait, doesn't that already happen?