The Colonial Column: Hartford’s Greatest Hits

This week’s news that the UFL has eliminated the Hartford Colonials from the league was hardly a surprise.  The league’s financial problems were well documented and the Colonials have been rumored to be on the chopping block for some time.  Despite only playing one season, we enjoyed the addition of the Colonials to the Connecticut sporting landscape.  Here are […]

UFL, Hartford Colonials Suspend Training Camp

As you may have read by now, the UFL has suspended its training camp for 30 days and pushed back the start of its season due to financial issues.  It’s fair to wonder whether this suspension will become permanent and the league will shut its doors.  The Hartford Colonials are obviously affected by this development, […]

Hartford Business Journal on Professional Sports in the Capital

Brad Kane of the Hartford Business Journal has an interesting piece on Hartford as a professional sports city and the UFL’s Hartford Colonials.  The Colonials, who begin their second season on July 12, attracted an average of 14,366 fans to 4 games at Rentschler Field last season according to Kane.  Here is an excerpt from the article with […]

Undrafted Free Agents Face Tough Decision Between UFL and NFL

Twenty-three of players in last season’s Pro Bowl entered the NFL as undrafted free agents (UFAs), including Wes Welker, Arian Foster and Miles Austin.  This statistic, along with the recent ESPN documentary Brady 6, serve as a reminder that scouting for the NFL Draft is an inexact science. Typically, NFL teams begin signing priority UFAs […]

CT Sports Law’s Top Story Lines of 2010 – Part I

With 2010 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 Monday, January 3.  Thank you for your readership, […]

Lower Transfer Fee Opens Pipeline From UFL to NFL

As of December 1, not a single UFL player had made the jump to a NFL team, raising important questions concerning the intentions of two year-old league.  The UFL’s insistence on collecting a $150,000 transfer fee was the obvious culprit.  When the UFL lowered the transfer fee to $25,000 a few days later, the New England Patriots […]

The Colonial Column: No Luck for Colonials in Las Vegas

By Dan Canavan LAS VEGAS – Last week, the Colonials traveled to Las Vegas for another heartbreaking loss, which extended Hartford’s record to 1-4.  Although the Colonials struggled offensively for most of the game, Quarterback Josh McCown registered a late touchdown to force overtime with 01:04 remaining in regulation.  But in overtime, Locos Kicker Steve Hauschka posted a […]

The Colonial Column: Colonials Welcome Nighthawks

By Dan Canavan After dropping their last two contests, the UFL’s Hartford Colonials will be looking for revenge against the Omaha Nighthawks this weekend at Rentschler Field.  The Nighthawks handed the Colonials their first loss of the season with a dramatic come from behind victory in Omaha on September 24th.  While Hartford was in control for […]