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

With 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, […]

Could the Big East Breakup Land in Court?

Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant authored an excellent article analyzing the money at stake with the breakup of the Big East. Doyle estimates that between $40 to $60 million dollars are at stake in conference exit fees: The conference is sitting on exit fees from departing members, including money that has yet to be collected. […]

Friday Sports Briefs: Big East Edition

As conference alignment continues to shake out, it is becoming increasingly clear that UConn is on the outside looking in.  Despite the many successes of the university’s basketball and football teams, UConn remains a member of the Big East – a conference which is unlikely to last through the weekend – without any appealing alternatives. Catholic Schools to […]

Connecticut Native, Lawyer, to Run Big East

I’ve always enjoyed reading biographies and profiles detailing learning how successful people navigated the waters of their careers.   This week, Christian Nolan of the Connecticut Law Tribune published an interesting article about Mike Aresco, who was recently named Commissioner of the Big East, and his career path.  Unfortunately, the article requires a subscription to view.  However, there are a number […]

West Virginia Sues Big East Seeking its Freedom

West Virginia University has filed a lawsuit against The Big East Conference seeking to invalidate the conference’s exit requirements so it may be free to join the Big 12 Conference next season. The Big East requires a $5 million buyout and a 27-month waiting period to leave the conference.  West Virginia has been unable to work out a settlement […]

Friday Sports Briefs

How Colleges Can Help Student-Athletes Prepare for the Pros Jimmy Golen of the AP and Sports Law Blog has a great piece on what colleges do (and don’t do) to prepare student-athletes for the transition to the pros.  The article features Warren Zola of Boston College, who has been a great advocate for student-athletes.  Zola argues that providing […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Leaving College for the NBA Marc Isenberg has posted an excerpt from his upcoming booklet entitled Go Pro Like a Pro on his blog, Money Players.  Isenberg provides a guide for players considering whether or not to leave school and enter the NBA Draft. McCann on Bonds Michael McCann of SI.com and Sports Law Blog offers […]

Sonny Vaccaro and Harvard Sports Law Symposium

Lewis Rice has posted an excellent write-up of Sonny Vaccaro’s keynote speech at the 2011 Harvard Sports Law Symposium which was held in Cambridge, Mass. on March 25.  Vaccaro’s message and position on big-time collegiate athletics can be described with the following quote: “There’s not one rule in that rule book that advocates for the athlete,” he said. “Everything […]