CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2011 - Part II

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.

O’Bannon v. NCAA Shines a Light Upon Student-Athletes’ Right of Publicity

PBS Frontline on “Money and March Madness”

High School Students on O’Bannon v. NCAA

3.  Coaching contracts continue to be a hot topic in sports law, from Kent State to the University of Miami to Ohio State. 

3 Contractual Provisions to Help College Coaches Avoid Lawsuits

Miami’s Dealings With Al Golden Provide Lessons for Negotiating Coaching Contracts

Kent State Sues Former Basketball Coach, Bradley University Over Departure

Breaking Down the Meyer-Ohio State Agreement

4.  Jim Tressel’s departure from Ohio State leaves coaches with a myriad of lessons.

NCAA Allegations Against Tressel Show Coaches’ Need for Personal Counsel

Lessons for Coaches from the Case of Jim Tressel

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.

Todd O’Brien Denied Release By St. Joseph’s

College Players Should Be Represented By Counsel Before NCAA

UConn Transfers Demonstrate NCAA Football Transfer Rule

When Can a School Take Away Your Scholarship?

Student-Athletes Must Know NCAA Rules for Agents, Advisors


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