Here are Connecticut Sports Law’s top story lines of 2011, from 2 through 5. Click here to see 6 through 10.
2. Ed O’Bannon leads a class action lawsuit against the NCAA concerning the use of the images and likenesses of former players. This case, which recently spurred a similar lawsuit by the legendary Bill Russell, could be the first in a series of events that reshape the landscape of big-time collegiate athletics.
3. Coaching contracts continue to be a hot topic in sports law, from Kent State to the University of Miami to Ohio State.
4. Jim Tressel’s departure from Ohio State leaves coaches with a myriad of lessons.
5. NCAA rules affecting student-athletes, and student-athletes’ rights continue to attract attention, most recently with the case of Todd O’Brien and St. Joseph’s.