Friday Sports Briefs

Fairfield County Sports Commission Hall of Fame Inductions

Chris Elsberry of the Connecticut Post has a great article on Joe DeSantis and Bennett Salvatore who were inducted as the Class of 2011 into the Fairfield County Sports Commission Hall of Fame.  Here is a quick background on both inductees, from Elsberry’s story:

DeSantis played at Fairfield University, and in 1978, he helped the Stags reach the NIT. He played professionally, in Italy and later in the Continental Basketball Association. He was an assistant coach at Fairfield, the head coach at Quinnipiac and now is the radio color man on the Stags broadcasts.

Salvatore has spent the last 30 years working as an NBA referee after spending the previous decade honing his skills on the Connecticut high school circuit.

Also inducted were distance runner Ceci Hopp St. Geme, longtime Harding boys basketball coach Charlie Bentley, former Staples boys soccer coach Albie Loeffler and 11-year NBA veteran John Bagley.

Congratulations to the 2011 inductees.

Which College Basketball and Football Programs are most profitable?

I just came across Kristi Dosh’s Business of College Sports blog (via Twitter and @JayBilas) and she has an interesting post on which college basketball and football programs are most profitable.  Look for UConn basketball at no. 123 and football at no. 127.

Another Lockout, This Time in the NBA

Mike McCann of and the Sports Law Blog has written a great piece on the legal aspects of  the NBA lockout.’s Ian Thomsen also has a good story on the latest lockout in professional sports.

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