Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Soccer Players Drafted by MLS

UConn soccer players Andrew Jean-Baptiste and Tony Cascio were selected in the first round of the Major League Soccer (MLS) Draft, by the Portland Timbers and Colorado Rapids respectively.  Matthew Conyers of the Hartford Court has the storyBen Berger has some excellent coverage of the business aspects of the MLS Draft over at

This past June, UConn baseball players made an impact on the Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft.

NFL Post Season Business Issues

Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post has an interesting piece on some timely business issues in the NFL: playoff pay, coaching contract offsets and future contracts.

NCAA Denies Todd O’Brien’s Appeal

Todd O’Brien, the former St. Joseph’s basketball player who has been denied a release to play for UAB  as a graduate student, had his second appeal denied by the NCAA.  Seth Davis of has the storyESPN’s Jay Bilas posted his take on Twitter:

@JayBilas NCAA denies appeal of Todd O’Brien. Only reason? SJU objected. NCAA: Going pro in something other than fairness. Shame on SJU, NCAA.

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