CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2011 - Part I


With 2011 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 tomorrow and will include 2 through 5; and the top story line will be posted on Tuesday, [...]

Connecticut Law Tribune Features Dan Fitzgerald


I am pleased to announce that the Connecticut Law Tribune included me in its “Dozen Who Made a Difference” feature, focusing on my work in the area of sports law.  The article, written by Christian Nolan, discusses some of my recent guest speaking engagements as well as my work providing advice to high school and collegiate student-athletes and coaches.  Here [...]

Friday Sports Briefs

“Schools, not NCAA, standing in the way of positive scholarship change” Andy Staples of SI.com has a great article on how colleges and universities are balking at the NCAA’s attempt at reform.  The NCAA recently decided to allow schools to provide student-athletes with a $2,000 stipend and to offer multi-year scholarships.  A number of schools, [...]

Todd O’Brien Denied Release By St. Joseph’s

SI.com has posted an interesting letter from Todd O’Brien, a former basketball player at St. Joseph’s University presently attending the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB).  O’Brien transferred to UAB as a graduate student and intended to take advantage of the same NCAA rule that allows graduate students, such as Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson, to transfer for their last year of eligibility [...]

Friday Sports Briefs

Danbury Whaler Nick Niedert Called Up to Bridegport Soundtigers Nick Niedert, goaltender for the Federal Hockey League’s Danbury Whalers, has been called up to play for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.  Richard Gregory of GreenwichTime.com has the story.  According to Gregory, Niedert is the 10th Whalers player to be called up to a higher [...]


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