Here are Connecticut Sports Law’s top story lines of 2009, from 2 through 5. Click here to see 6 through 10.
2. Oliver v. NCAA. Does a student-athlete have a right to legal counsel when negotiating a contract with a Major League Baseball Team? A Ohio judge thinks so, but the NCAA disagrees. Although this case settled, it has framed another debate concerning the NCAA’s conception of amateurism.
3. Can Hartford become “Big League” once again? Legions of fans still discuss the return of the NHL. The upstart UFL has identified Hartford as a potential franchise location. But professional sports, beyond minor league hockey, have a long way to go in the Hartbeat.
5. The much maligned UConn-Notre Dame series yields a single, but thrilling game in South Bend.