Friday Sports Briefs

HartfordWhalersBannersGov. Malloy: Two Groups Interested in Bringing NHL Back to Hartford

Dennis House has an interesting post on his blog regarding the NHL in Hartford.  In an interview with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, the Governor said that two groups are looking at bringing the NHL back to Hartford and that he never would have left the Whalers leave Hartford.

Mom Hires Lawyer After National Signing Day Debacle

In strange twist, the mother of Arkansas recruit Alex Collins has hired a lawyer after she refused to sign his National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play football at Arkansas (for student-athletes under 21, a parent or guardian must sign).  Yesterday, the day after National Signing Day, Collins’ father signed the NLI.

Time to Modify the National Letter of Intent

Warren Zola has a good piece on the Sports Law Blog about modifying the coaching changes provision of the NLI, which binds a student-athlete to the terms of the NLI even if the coach leaves the school (based upon the unrealistic notion that a student-athletes chooses a school, not a coach).  Marc Isenberg has a great piece, entitled “The National Letter of Intent Sucks” on his Money Players Blog.

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