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 story. Ben Berger has some excellent coverage of the business aspects of the MLS Draft over at Footiebusiness.com.
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.
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 SI.com has the story. ESPN’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.