CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2009: Part II

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.

Court Throws Out NCAA Baseball Lawyer-Agent Rule

Will Agents Infiltrate College Baseball?

The Impact of the Settlement

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.

Making the Case for Bringing the NHL Back to Hartford

Will Perez Arrest Stall NHL to Hartford Movement?

Why Not Us? – Five Things Hartford Needs to Be Major League Again

True Color of Hartford’s UFL Fans Remains to be Seen

Come to the UFL in Hartford – I Swear its Fun

4.  During March Madness Yahoo! sports reports that the UConn men’s basketball program faces alleged recruiting  violations in connection with Huskies’ courting of Nate Miles.

Yahoo! Reports that UConn Broke Recruiting Rules

3 Points on UConn’s Alleged NCAA Violations

Monday Sports Briefs: UConn Basketball Edition

5.  The much maligned UConn-Notre Dame series yields a single, but thrilling game in South Bend.

Revisiting the UConn-Notre Dame Football Series

UConn to Play in Shadow of Touchdown Jesus on Saturday

UConn-Notre Dame: “That was for Jazz”

UConn-Notre Dame: Like No Other

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