CT State Representative: Athletes Should be Able to Unionize

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Connecticut continues to be on the cutting edge of collegiate sports law, as a state representative has entered the unionization conversation. Connecticut State Representative Patricia Dillon recently announced that she is looking into legislation that would allow athletes from public universities in Connecticut to unionize.  Rep. Dillon’s announcement came in response to UConn basketball player Shabazz Napier, who when […]

Friday Sports Briefs: College Players Union Edition

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Doyel: Players Union Will Not Ruin College Sports Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com takes issue with what he calls the “DEFCON 1 scare tactics” that NCAA and conference leaders have used to argue against the formation of unions in college sports. John Calipari Compares NCAA to Soviet Union Kentucky coach John Calipari takes issue with the […]

Another Day, Another UConn Championship

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Congratulations to the UConn women’s basketball team which defeated Notre Dame 79-58 to win their record-breaking 9th championship.  The Huskies finish their season a perfect 40-0 and join the UConn men’s team as national champions.  John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant has the story. Congratulations to the UConn women’s basketball team and Coach Geno Auriemma on another national […]

UConn Huskies, National Champions!

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Congratulations to the UConn Huskies, who defeated the Kentucky Wildcats last night to win their fourth NCAA championship in 16 years.  There were so many storylines with UConn’s improbable run: Shabazz Napier’s MVP performance and his comments on the efforts of Northwestern football players to unionize; Kevin Ollie winning a National Championship in only his second year […]

UConn Basketball, the AAC and John Calipari

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Congratulations to the UConn men and women’s basketball teams, which both advanced to their respective national championship games to be played on Monday and Tuesday night.  Here a couple of UConn stories from the Hartford Courant with sports business/sports law connections: Jeff Jacobs writes that UConn deserves a bigger stage than the American Athletic Conference. Dom Amore and Paul […]

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