CBA Roundtable Discussion: Biediger v. Quinnipiac University

I am pleased to announce that I’ll be a speaker at a Connecticut Bar Association event entitled “Brown Bag Lunch and Learn, Biediger v. Quinnipiac University”, on October 25, 2012 from 12:00 to 1:00 at Pullman and Comley in Bridgeport.  The other speakers are Alex V. Hernandez and Jonathan B. Orleans, attorneys for the plaintiffs in […]

Warren Zola on “The Summer of Sports Law”

Warren Zola has posted an outstanding article on The Huffington Post concerning the legal events that have shaped the sports landscape during the summer of 2012.  From the Olympics, to Penn State, to the labor issues in professional sports, and beyond, Zola has it covered.  For those of us who teach sports law, Zola also provides a great starting […]

Quinnipiac Loses Appeal in Title IX Case

The U.S. Appeals Court for the Second Circuit upheld the U.S. District Court’s decision that Quinnipiac University violated Title IX when it cut it women’s volleyball team, despite the university’s addition of competitive cheerleading.  Pat Eaton-Robb of the Associated Press has the story.  The Court stated as follows: “Like the district court, we acknowledge record […]

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 […]

Decision in Quinnipiac Title IX Case Puts Schools on Notice

Michael Mayko of the Connecticut Post interviewed me for his article, “Ruling sends strong message to other schools”, concerning the case of Biediger v. Quinnipiac University.  With respect to the precential value of Judge Underhill’s decision that cheerleading shiould not be considered a sport for Title IX compliance purposes, I had the following observation: “This ruling puts schools […]

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

Competitive Cheering a Varsity Sport? Quinnipiac Title IX Case May Provide Answers

UPDATE:  Judge Stefan R. Underhill has ruled that cheerleading is not a sports for the purposes of Title IX compliance.  More analysis to come. Quinnipiac University and its women’s volleyball team await the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Stefan R. Underhill in the Title IX case that was recently tried.  Although Title IX cases naturally […]

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 […]