With 2011 coming to a close, I have compiled a list of the top story lines and accompanying blog posts from the past year. Part I will list story lines 6 through 10; Part II will be posted tomorrow and will include 2 through 5; and the top story line will be posted on Tuesday, January 3. Thank you for your readership, comments, questions and support this year – I truly appreciate it. I look forward to another year covering the intersection of sports and the law.
6. UConn Football donor demands the return of his donation following the hiring of new head coach Paul Pasqualoni.
7. Howard Baldwin continues his efforts to revitalize the Hartford hockey scene with the Connecticut Whale.
Whale Bowl Brings Bitter Cold, Uncertain Effect on Hartford Hockey (By Dan Canavan)
8. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Association (CIAC), the governing body of high school athletics in the state, continues to enforce a rule that denies many students at Connecticut’s state-run vocational-technical schools the opportunity to compete in team sports. For a moment it appeared as though athletic programs would be cut completely at vocational-technical schools due to budgetary and political reasons, but they were ultimately spared.
10. A Connecticut Superior Court case and the untimely passing of Kara Kennedy highlight the need for defibrillators in health clubs and gyms.
All Gyms Should Have Defibrillators and Trained Staff