Friday Sports Briefs: College Players Union Edition


Doyel: Players Union Will Not Ruin College Sports Gregg Doyel of 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 […]

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UConn, Danbury Whalers Eye Championship The UConn men’s basketball team competes in the Final Four this weekend in Dallas, tipping off against Florida on Saturday evening.  The UConn women’s basketball team will also compete in the Final Four, playing Stanford on Sunday night.  Last but not least, the Danbury Whalers look to defend their Federal Hockey League […]

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The NCAA’s Concept of Amateurism at its Best Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith earned an $18,000 bonus when Ohio State wrestler Logan Stieber won the 141-pound wrestling NCAA championship last week.  Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports has the story. As a reminder, in its rules the NCAA states that “student-athletes should be protected from […]

Friday Sports Briefs: March Madness Edition

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UConn Beats St. Joseph’s In Overtime UConn managed to advance in the NCAA Tournament by beating St. Joseph’s last night in overtime, 89-81.  Dom Amore of the Hartford Courant has the story. Jay Bilas Profiled Marc Tracy has written an excellent profile of ESPN’s Jay Bilas for New Republic entitled “The Most Righteous Man at ESPN.”  Bilas, of […]

Friday Sports Briefs: NCAA Edition


Johnny Football Autograph Investigation Focuses on New Haven ESPN reported that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel accepted $7,500 to sign autographs at the annual Walter Camp Foundation weekend, in New Haven.  Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas News discusses the investigation with sports attorney Michael Buckner. Congress Introduces NCAA Legislation Jon Solomon has an excellent piece on the NCAA […]

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Red Sox Fan Attacked by Yankees Fan Wins $4.3 million Verdict Monty Freire, a Boston Red Sox fan who was stabbed by a New York Yankees fan at a restaurant, the U.S.S. Chowder Pot III in Branford, Connecticut, was awarded a $4.3 million dollar verdict by a jury in New Haven Superior Court.  Freire was represented […]

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O’Bannon Lawyers Argue for Class Certification Curtis Eichelberger and Karen Gullo of Bloomberg Businessweek wrote an excellent article on the O’Bannon v. NCAA lawsuit.  One of the important distinctions made in this article is that athletes aren’t arguing for “pay for play” – rather, athletes are looking to be compensated for the use of their likeness and images, […]

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Chad Johnson Seeks Reconsideration After Jailing As everyone with an internet connection knows, Chad Johnson was sentenced to 30 days in jail after slapping his attorney on the backside to congratulate him for a job well-done.  Johnson’s attorney, Adam Swickle, has filed a motion requesting that the judge reconsider her ruling. Can Wrestling Find its […]


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