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-Notre Dame: Like No Other

Nearly two years passed from the announcement that UConn would play Notre Dame until this past Saturday.  During this time the conversation over these teams focused on sports business issues.   Why wouldn’t Notre Dame play UConn at Rentschler Field?  If UConn played Notre Dame at Giants’ Stadium, how would the gate be split?  If UConn played Notre Dame at Gillette Stadium how […]

UConn-Notre Dame: “That was for Jazz”

“That was for Jazz”, UConn running back Andre Dixon appeared to proclaim while walking off the field following his game-winning touchdown in Saturday’s thrilling double-overtime victory over Notre Dame.  UConn Head Coach Randy Edsall echoed similar sentiments in his post-game interview, in which he talked about sending the game ball to the family of Jasper Howard.  But this game […]

UConn to Play in Shadow of Touchdown Jesus on Saturday

It’s been long road to South Bend for the UConn football program.  Twenty months ago I wrote my first article about the possibility of a football series between UConn and Notre Dame, UCONN-Notre Dame: How Far Should UConn Go to Play in the House that Rockne Built?.  At that time, details of the contract negotiations between the universities […]

Poll: Should UConn Still Sign Deal With Notre Dame?

UConn announced that its home and home series with Michigan has been finalized.  STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut has finalized an agreement with the University of Michigan for a home-and-home football series in the 2010 and 2013 seasons. UConn will travel to Ann Arbor on Sept. 4, 2010 to play in Michigan Stadium […]

Revisiting the UConn-Notre Dame Football Series

It was exactly 15 months ago today that I first wrote about the football series between UConn and Notre Dame.  The title of the article was “How Far Should UConn Go to Play in the House that Rockne Built?”  And that very same issue persists today – with no games to be played in Connecticut, is […]