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Dan Canavan Named to Hartford Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

Dan Canavan, a featured columnist for Connecticut Sports Law, was named to Hartford Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.  Congratulations to Dan for the well-deserved honor!  Click here to see Dan’s Connecticut Sports Law articles.  Dan is also the Carolina Hurricanes correspondent for The Hockey Writers.

Decision in Quinnipiac Title IX Case Puts Schools on Notice

Michael Mayko of the Connecticut Post interviewed me for his article, “Ruling sends strong message to other schools”, concerning the case of Biediger v. Quinnipiac University.  With respect to the precential value of Judge Underhill’s decision that cheerleading shiould not be considered a sport for Title IX compliance purposes, I had the following observation: “This ruling puts schools [...]

More on Marist v. JMU: Damages, Precedent and No Recruit Clause

Mark Selig of the Daily News Record interviewed me for his article on the recent judgment of default entered in favor of Marist University against James Madison University.  (Click on link to view article Marist Article - Daily News Record).  The article covered a number of interesting issues, and I have included a few highlights below: Damages [...]

Friday Night Rights: School Waivers May Not Be Enforceable

Legal Issues in High School Athletics has featured my recent article concerning a lawsuit arising from the injury of an East Lyme (Conn.) high school track athlete in its May-June 2010 issue.  The article fits in nicely with my blog series “Friday Night Rights”, which covers the legal and business issues that arise in high school sports.  [...]

Audio of Dan Fitzgerald’s Interview on “The Final Score!”

After some technical challenges, I have posted the audio clip from my guest appearance on the “The Final Score!” with Matt Levine, Sports Director at WSTC1400/WNLK1350 (Norwalk, CT).  We discussed the Ben Roethlisberger situation, LeBron James, contract issues in the three major sports, the UFL’s foray into Hartford, age limits in professional sports and I was even able to plug the [...]

Dan Fitzgerald Interviewed on “The Final Score!”

On Saturday afternoon, I appeared as a guest on the “The Final Score!”  with Matt Levine, Sports Director at WSTC1400/WNLK1350 (Norwalk, CT).  We discussed a number of items presented on Connecticut Sports Law, including the Ben Roethlisberger situation, contract issues in the three major sports, the UFL’s foray into Hartford and others.  I’ll post the audio clip this week.  Thank you [...]

CT Sports Law on Brief Hiatus

I will be taking a 2-week hiatus from blogging as I work through final exams and papers from the Sports Law class that I taught at Quinnipiac University School of Law.  Thank you for your readership.  I hope that you continue to visit Connecticut Sports Law and I look forward to providing new posts covering the intersection [...]

Connecticut Sports Law Celebrates Second Anniversary

I am proud to mark the second anniversary of Connecticut Sports Law.  The blog continues to exceed my expectations from its launch two short years ago.  To all Connecticut Sports Law readers and supporters, we thank you for your support.   This group includes my wife, family, friends and my employer, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy.  The past year brought [...]

UConn Law Assembles Sports & Entertainment Law Career Panel

A quick thank you to the University of Connecticut School of Law’s Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Society (AESLS) which held its Sports & Entertainment Law Panel on Monday afternoon.  I was privileged to participate on the panel along with New York sports and entertainment attorneys Stewart L. Levy and Michael D. Steger.  We discussed a variety of issues concerning careers in [...]

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

With 2009 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 New Year’s Eve.  Thank you for your readership, [...]