Friday Sports Briefs

Penn_State_fieldPennsylvania Sues NCAA over Penn State Sanctions

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has filed suit against the NCAA over the sanctions imposed upon Penn State and its football program.  Michael McCann of provides an excellent analysis of the suit and Tim Epstein offers some interesting observations on the Sports Law Blog.

Fired College Football Coaches Net $31 Million

Kristi Dosh of takes a look at the money that universities spent to buyout the contracts of their football coaches.  The highest buyout, according to Dosh: $7,500,000, paid to former Auburn coach Gene Chizik.

Footiebusiness Story of the Year

Ben Berger of Footiebusiness lists NBC’s foray into American Soccer as his top business story of 2012.  Be sure to follow Footiebusiness throughout 2013 for Ben’s outstanding analysis of the business of American soccer.

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