Wisconsin Learns a Lesson in Contracts from Bielema Departure

bielemaPerhaps this year’s biggest surprise in the college football coaching carousel, was Bret Bielema leaving Wisconsin to become the head coach at Arkansas. 

Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez mentioned a simple, but important lesson that the school learned from the situation:

Such a clause was included in the contract between Marist College and former basketball coach Matt Brady, which was the subject of a lawsuit between the parties.


  1. Holt Hackney says:


    This would be a terrific piece for Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics, and SLA for the matter.

    Any interest in expanding it to about 800 words by December 19?


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