the ncaa can no longer effectively manage or represent the majors. their impotence, dithering, sanctimony, and hypocrisy are on display for the world to see. they are done. we are watching the last twitching muscle memory of a formerly powerful governing body. what's next? i'll make some predictions. the pac 12, big 12, big 10, sec, acc, notre dame, and the big least will form their own regulatory body. the new organization will be empowered to negotiate some licensing rights for the major schools, including licensing of player likenesses and names to video games companies. they will be given strong regulatory powers to deal with rules violations, but the rules book will be simplified and shortened dramatically. there will be compensation for the players. it will likely be fixed scale, but they will get paid, including a piece of the licensing revenue. there will be a real playoff system. the schools will ultimately move to a system where they only play each other, not non-majors. there will be a solidified national recruiting system put into place. eventually, the organization will try to pull back the tv rights and ultimately go direct, like the nfl. there will be a great loosening of the academic reqiurements for players, but the schools will have to guarantee all players free tuition to come back and finish their degrees. the players will get guaranteed healthcare and other insurance for catastrophic injuries. the programs that aren't in the major conferences will sue and lose.