Opinions seem to be split on the issue of whether universities should be allowed to pay student-athletes. Following the Reggie Bush fallout at USC last year, former Maryland coach Gary Williams was one of the first major college coaches to come out in favor of an increased stipend, $200 a month to be exact ($2,400 a year). Recently the Big Ten announced that it is reviewing a plan along the lines of Williams’ proposal. The Big Ten is considering allowing its schools to allot more discretionary spending for athletes, somewhere between $2,000 and $5,000 a year. The problem with a plan like this, according to many an analyst, is that it would tip the scales of the college basketball world in favor of resource-rich institutions.