From the Vault: The Natick Redmen and the Ties that Bind

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This is one of my favorite posts, from Thanksgiving 2008.  It covers the reach of high school football on Thanksgiving and touches upon our men and women in the military overseas.  This post goes out to all of our veterans and servicemen and women.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Connecticut Sports Law covers the intersection of sports […]

UniWatch on High School Logos

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As a Patriots fan who prefers Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis, one of my favorite blogs is Uniwatch, written by Paul Lukas, who also writes a uniform column for ESPN.com.  Yesterday I wrote about the trademark issue involving The Morgan School in Clinton, Conn., which uses a husky logo that is quite similar that used by the […]

Eligibility: The Key for Aspiring College Athletes

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By Eric Dobler If you are an aspiring college athlete, eligibility is a key word for you. If you’re not eligible, you won’t be able to play the game that you’ve grown up loving. So, what do you have to do in order to be eligible?  For college eligibility, you will need at least an overall […]

Friday Night Rights: Heat and High School Athletics

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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

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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 […]

Gunner Kiel Shows that Verbal Commitments are Not Binding

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Gunner Kiel, the top rated pro-style quarterback in high school football, made news last week when we decided to attend the University of Notre Dame, instead of Louisiana State University.  It was the second time that Kiel changed his mind concerning his choice of school.  Kiel originally provided a verbal commitment to Indiana, before switching to […]

CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2011 – Part I

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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, […]

Friday Night Rights: Continuing Heat Issues Necessitate Change

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According to Rivals High, a player in Florida, another in South Carolina, two from Georgia and a coach in Texas have died after participating in football activities held during hot weather in the last week or so. These tragic stories remind me of the case of Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Jason David Stinson, the first reported criminal case […]