CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2011 – Part I

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.

UConn Football Donor Requests Return of Donation After Coaching Hire

UConn and Football Donor Resolve Differences

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)

Howard Baldwin’s Plan to Bring Back the Whalers

Hartford Business Journal on Professional Sports in the Capital

Howard Baldwin: NHL Move to Winnipeg Validates Hartford Strategy

If Winnipeg Can Support a NHL Team, Why Not Hartford?

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.

Friday Night Rights: CIAC Rule Leaves Out Tech School Students

Athletic Programs Cut from Connecticut’s Technical Schools

Fall Sports Reinstated at Connecticut Vocational-Technical Schools

9.  States seek tougher laws to regulate rogue sports agents.

Should Sports Agents be Subject to Felony Charges for Unethical Conduct?

Selecting an Agent, Using Personal Counsel and Agent Regulation

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

Connecticut Case Shows that Health Clubs Need Defibrillators

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