Kent State Sues Former Basketball Coach, Bradley University Over Departure

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Another mid-major has taken its former head coach from the basketball court to the court house.  Kent State University (“Kent State”) sued former men’s basketball coach Geno Ford, alleging that he breached his contract with the university by accepting the head job at Bradley University (“Bradley”).  Kent State has also named Bradley as a defendant, alleging that […]

Friday Sports Briefs

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Danbury Whalers Introduce New Head Coach Last night before a packed house at TK’s American Cafe, the Danbury Whalers announced their new coach for the upcoming season, former team assistant Phil Esposito.  Chris Brodeur of GreenwichTime.com has the story.  Congratulations to Coach Esposito.  Former USC Assistant Sues NCAA Todd McNair, a former assistant football coach […]

Friday Sports Briefs

NFL Coaches File Brief in Lockout Case Rob Romano has the story on the NFL Coaches Association, which recently filed a brief in support of NFL players in the Eighth Circuit court in connection with the NFL lockout case. “Owners and fans increasingly demand immediate success, and coaches whose teams cannot fulfill such severe expectations face […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Titans and USC Settle Suit Over Running Backs Coach The University of Southern California (USC) and the Tennessee Titans have settled their lawsuit over USC’s hiring of running backs coach Kennedy Pola while he was under contract with the Titans.  The terms of the settlement are confidential.  Despite the quiet end to this suit, the legal issues […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Behind the NFL’s Labor Negotiations Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post takes a look behind the curtain at the mediation between the NFL and the NFL Players Association, with mediator George Cohen.  Brandt’s The Busine$$ of Football column is excellent reading for all NFL fans asking the question of whether there will be football in […]

CT Sports Law’s Top Story Lines of 2010 – Part II

Here are Connecticut Sports Law’s top story lines of 2010, from 2 through 5.  Click here to see 6 through 10. 2.  Marist University’s lawsuit against James Madison University provides another chapter in the story of virtual free agency in college coaching. A Beacon in Poughkeepsie: Marist Claims Victory Over James Madison in Coaching Contract Suit More on Marist […]

A Beacon in Poughkeepsie: Marist Claims Victory Over James Madison in Coaching Contract Suit

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Sports Litigation Alert recently featured my latest article on the case of Marist v. Brady, in its August 13, 2010 issue.  The article, which I have posted below, provides a more detailed analysis of the judgment that Marist obtained against James Madison University.  My sincere thanks to Holt Hackney, publisher of Sports Litigation Alert. A small college in Poughkeepsie, […]

Tennessee Titans Sue USC Over Assistant Coach

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Last week, I was a guest on The Sports Zone with George and Willy on Nashville’s 104.5 to discuss the lawsuit filed by the Tennessee Titans against USC arising from the Trojans’ hiring of Titans running backs coach Kennedy Pola.  Here’s a summary of the points that we discussed. Why did the Titans sue? Timing […]

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