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 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 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 has the story.  According to Gregory, Niedert is the 10th Whalers player to be called up to a higher [...]

Thank You to the Central Connecticut Paralegal Association

On Thursday afternoon, I was the guest speaker at the Central Connecticut Paralegal Association’s (CCPA) Employer Appreciation Luncheon.  The topic was O’Bannon v. NCAA,  what I described as the most important case in amateur athletics.  I truly enjoyed my visit with the members of the CCPA.  My sincere thanks to Sharon Spinella, CCPA President, and Lisa Voorvaart, CCPA Vice President, [...]


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