Legendary Boston Celtic Bill Russell has filed suit in a California federal court against the NCAA and EA Sports alleging that the defendants have misappropriated his image and violated antitrust laws. The case is similar to O’Bannon v. NCAA (see my article on the case, “Calling a Foul”) and may in fact be consolidated with that case. Karen Gullo of Bloomberg.com has the story. Stay tuned for more details and analysis in the coming weeks.
TCU Likely to Leave Big East
Texas Christian University (TCU), which was set to join the Big East Conference, is reportedly in talks to join the more geographically appropriate Big 12. This news will likely have a significant effect on Big East football, and UConn. Darren Everson has the story on The Daily Fix, a Wall Street Journal blog.
According to Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk.com, NFL Agent Drew Rosenhaus will be featured on 60 Minutes Sunday evening. The feature will undoubtedly be interesting. Check out my review of Rosenhaus’s Book, “Next Question” – Book Review: Next Question by Drew and Jason Rosenhaus.