CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2012 - Part I

2012With 2012 coming to a close, I have compiled a list of the top story lines and accompanying blog posts from the past year.  Part I will list story lines 6 through 10; Part II will be posted on Monday and will include 2 through 5; and the top story line will be posted on Wednesday, January 2.  Thank you for your readership, comments, questions and support this year – I truly appreciate it. I look forward to yet another year covering the intersection of sports and the law.

6.  The Big East is in danger as catholic basketball schools leave the conference and UConn looks for new home.

Could the Big East Breakup Land in Court?

Friday Sports Briefs: Big East Edition

Big East Loses 2 Schools, UConn Hopes for ACC Invitation

Connecticut Native, Lawyer, to Run Big East

7.  In the midst of the Penn State scandal, new coach Bill O’Brien’s contract makes news.

Penn States Extends Bill O’Brien’s Contract

Bill O’Brien Has No Escape Clause in Contract with Penn State

8.  The 2012 Olympics spur legal issues, covered by Student Columnist John Burnor.

Oscar Pistorius: The Blade Runner

A True Celebration of Olympic Values: Athletes Without A Country

Upholding Olympic Values

helmet9.  Football, concussions, and the law.

Former Student-Athletes Sue NCAA over Concussions

Framing the Issues: Concussions and Sports Law

New Concussion Policy Blog Cites to CT Sports Law

10. After dramatic courtroom testimony, Roger Clemens was found not guilty of perjury, false statements and obstruction of Congress.

Roger Clemens Found Not Guilty

McNamee’s Testimony Pivotal in Roger Clemens Trial


  1. […] Here are Connecticut Sports Law’s top story lines of 2012, from 2 through 5.  Click here to see 6 through 10. […]

  2. […] For the rest of the top story lines of 2011, click here for 2-5; and here for 6-10. […]

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