Friday Sports Briefs

“Schools, not NCAA, standing in the way of positive scholarship change” Andy Staples of SI.com has a great article on how colleges and universities are balking at the NCAA’s attempt at reform.  The NCAA recently decided to allow schools to provide student-athletes with a $2,000 stipend and to offer multi-year scholarships.  A number of schools, [...]

Friday Sports Briefs

New York Times Series on Derek Boogaard John Branch of the New York Times has published an outstanding series on Derek Boogaard, the late NHL player who passed away earlier this year at the age of 28.  “Punched Out, The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer” covers Boogaard’s rise through the junior leagues in Canada to the NHL and is [...]

Friday Sports Briefs

Bobby Valentine Introduced as Red Sox Manager Stamford’s Bobby Valentine was named the 45th manager of the Boston Red Sox.  Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe has a great article on Valentine and his connection to his hometown. Here’s video of the press conference introducing Valentine, via CBS Sports:   Putting a Face on the NCAA [...]

Friday Sports Briefs

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Jerry Sandusky Interview Michael McCann of SI.com and Sports Law Blog, has written an article on the legal implications of Jerry Sandusky’s interview with Bob Costas.  McCann answers these questions: In terms of legal strategy, what did we learn from Sandusky’s interview with Costas? Will Joe Paterno be charged with a crime? If so, when? How [...]

Friday Sports Briefs

Yale QB Faces Difficult Decision   Jeff Jacobs of  the Hartford Courant has an excellent article on Yale QB Patrick Witt, who must choose between playing quarterback for Yale against Harvard on November 19, or interviewing for a Rhodes Scholarship in Atlanta.  Jacobs convincingly makes the case that Witt should be able to play in The [...]

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