Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Prevails in FOIA Case

The Connecticut Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling allowing the University of Connecticut to classify lists of donors and supporters, including season ticket holders for athletic teams, as trade secrets, allowing UConn to keep such information private.  Click here for a copy of the Court’s decision.  For the background of the case, see my post UConn Season Ticket List Case: No Denying that Sports are Big Business.

NCAA Transfer Rules

Warren Zola has posted a good summary of NCAA transfer rules on the Sports Law Blog, as a preview of his upcoming piece to be published on the Huffington Post, covering the recent events at the University of Maryland, Kansas University, and Saint Joseph’s University.  Tune in next week for more on Zola’s article and the transfer rule in general.

Maryland Social Media Bill

Maryland has introduced legislation to protect the privacy rights of student athletes in the context of social media.  Mary Pilon of the New York Times has the story.

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