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

Here are Connecticut Sports Law’s top story lines of 2010, from 2 through 5.  Click here to see 6 through 10. 2.  Marist University’s lawsuit against James Madison University provides another chapter in the story of virtual free agency in college coaching. A Beacon in Poughkeepsie: Marist Claims Victory Over James Madison in Coaching Contract Suit More on Marist […]

Judge Underhill’s Memorandum of Decision in Biediger v. Quinnipiac University

For those of you who are interested, I have attached Judge Underhill’s Memorandum of Decision in Biediger v. Quinnipiac University.  Judge Underhill found, in part, that varsity cheerleading should not be considered a sports for the purposes of compliance with Title IX.  Stay tuned for more analysis. Quinnipiac Title IX Decision

Trial Begins in Quinnipiac Volleyball Title IX Case

Trial in the Title IX lawsuit brought by members of the Quinnipiac University volleyball program against the University is set to begin today in United States District Court in Bridgeport. Doug Malan of the Connecticut Law Tribune has a nice piece on the case.  Malan writes that although Quinnipiac reinstated the volleyball program after the […]

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, […]

Connecticut 6 Classic Joins State’s Sports Scene

The past two nights have brought two fresh events to the Connecticut sports scene.  On one end of the spectrum, professional football visited Hartford in the form of the United Football League (UFL).  At the opposite end, six college basketball teams kicked off a showcase of Division I teams not named UConn. Inspired by the fifty-five year old “Philadelphia […]

Quinnipiac Volleyball Team Reinstated After Injunction

On the heels of a Federal Court injunction preventing Quinnipiac from dropping its women’s volleyball team until a full trial could be held, the university announced that the team had been reinstated.  However, that was not the last word for Quinnipiac, which also announced that it was cutting its men’s indoor track team.  Quinnipiac has […]

Expert Analysis of Quinnipiac’s Compliance With Title IX

Connecticut Sports Law received an insightful comment to the post “Quinnipiac Volleyball Players Testify in Title IX Lawsuit” that is worth sharing.  The comment, from Kristine Newhall, contributor to the Title IX blog, goes beyond an explanation of the Title IX factors and applies them to Quinnipiac.  Here is an excerpt: [T]he three-prong test only requires […]

Quinnipiac Volleyball Players Testify in Title IX Lawsuit

Michael P. Mayko and MariAn Gail Brown of the Connecticut Post quoted me in an article about the Title IX lawsuit against Quinnipiac University concerning the school’s decision to drop women’s volleyball from its athletic program.  I was quoted on connection with the three prongs of the test for Title IX compliance: Even if the number […]