Friday Sports Briefs

Canadian Prosecutors Consider Charges Against Chara Canadian prosecutors are reportedly considering charging Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins with assault after his check on the Canadians’ Max Pacioretty left Pacioretty hospitalized.  According to Richard Weir of the Boston Herald, charges against Chara would be unlikely, at least under US law.  Typically, tort actions arising from in-game conduct require intentional […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Nickname Law Dre Cummings over at the Sports Law Blog has a nice post on the legal battle over the University of North Dakota’s use of the “Fighting Sioux” nickname.  Here’s an excerpt: The “Fighting Sioux” nickname/moniker has engendered deeply divided and passionate debate in North Dakota and amongst the two primary Sioux tribes in […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Hanson Sues Cable, Raiders In light of the fact that I am currently on the left coast, it seems appropriate to mention the latest legal news coming from the Oakland Raiders.  Former assistant coach Randy Hanson has filed a civil suit against the Raiders and Head Coach Tom Cable.  Hanson alleges that he was assaulted during […]

Natick Football Players Commit to UConn, Southern Connecticut

Congratulations to Scott McCummings and Kevin Duffy, who signed letters of intent to attend and play football at UConn and Southern Connecticut, respectively.  Both players attend Natick (MA) High School, my alma mater.  Congratulations are also in order for Natick coach and Athletic Director Tom Lamb, who recently announced his retirement following Natick’s 12-1 season.  Lamb […]

UConn, Kashif Moore Kick Off New Year in Style

UConn proved that a Big East team could beat a team from the vaunted Southeastern Conference, as the Huskies beat South Carolina 20-7 in the PapaJohns.com Bowl.  After a season that was defined by the tragic passing of UConn’s Jasper Howard, a string of impossibly close losses, a huge win at Notre Dame, and the […]

CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2009: Part II

Here are Connecticut Sports Law’s top story lines of 2009, from 2 through 5.  Click here to see 6 through 10. 2.   Oliver v. NCAA.  Does a student-athlete have a right to legal counsel when negotiating a contract with a Major League Baseball Team?  A Ohio judge thinks so, but the NCAA disagrees.  Although this […]

UConn Women Beats Stanford, But Fan Complacency Remains

By Richard Kent  UConn-Stanford women at the Hartford XL Center was all it was cracked up to be and more.  UConn faced its only half time deficit of the season at 40-38 but stormed back in the second half with one of its patented runs to win by 12.   UConn was led by its two all-American candidates, […]

Big East Men’s Basketball Preview

By Richard Kent 1. Villanova: They are so deep at guard that it is scary.  A Final Four team last year.Corey Fisher leads. 2. WVU: Da’Sean Butler may be the best player in the Big East. 3. UConn: Also a Final Four team last year.  They boast the best coach in Jim Calhoun.  Stanley Robinson […]