Want to Play Sports in College? Take Control of the Recruiting Process

With school back in session, I have posted an article that I wrote last fall for the Dobler College Consulting blog, published by college admissions consultant Eric Dobler. My recruiting experience was rather unremarkable and probably similar to many of those who were interested in playing Division II and III athletics upon graduation from high […]

Coaching: Is Berating Players as Obsolete as the Single Wing Offense?

The Mike Rice situation at Rutgers has many rethinking the boundaries in the coach-player relationship.  Although Rice’s methods involved an uncommon amount of physical contact, the verbal barbs that he threw at his players probably reminded many of their former coaches.  But have perspectives changed on what is considered tough coaching and what is inappropriate […]

Friday Sports Briefs

The Significance of Marvin Miller Notre Dame Law School sports law professor Ed Edmonds has written an interesting piece on the significance of Major League Baseball leader Marvin Miller.  Miller recently passed away at the age of 95. Clark Booth also has an interesting piece in the Dorchester Reporter regarding Miller’s exclusion from the Baseball […]

Friday Night Rights: Heat and High School Athletics

Dave O’Brien, Editor of College Sports Business News recently published an article entitled “Heat Related Football Deaths Lead to Lawsuits”, and provided some excellent suggestions for coaches and administrators to follow with regard to summer practices. The article reminded me of a number of Connecticut Sports Law posts covering heat related issues in high school […]

Friday Night Rights: Cheshire Football Coach Resigns

Mark Ecke, the extraordinarily successful football coach at Cheshire High School, resigned this week rather than face a hearing before the Board of Education over his proposed termination.  Ecke had been suspended since a junior varsity lacrosse game on May 3, during which his son was injured after a violent hit, triggering Ecke to reportedly scold the referees.  Local […]

National Letter of Intent Should Drop Provision on Coaching Changes

When many student-athletes sign their National Letter of Intent (NLI) today, they will be become bound to an agreement that refuses to acknowledge the obvious: coaching changes have become a regular aspect of Division I college athletics.  The NLI, however, clings to the unrealistic notion that student-athletes make their college choice based solely on the school, irrespective of […]

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, […]

Tom Lamb to Assist Boston English Football Team

Tom Lamb, Hall of Fame football coach from Natick (Mass.) High School, has returned to coaching as an assistant with English High School in Boston.  Boston Globe correspondent Lenny Megliola has the story.  Congratulations to Coach Lamb for returning to the gridiron to work with young athletes.  Coach Lamb’s interview on the state of high […]