Friday Sports Briefs

Interested in Becoming a Sports Agent? Each year, students in my Sports Law class at Quinnipiac Law School are interested in becoming an agent.  Luckily, I co-teach the class with Rob Romano, who was an NFL agent for many years.  For those interested in becoming an NFL agent, Andrew Brandt’s recent article on ESPN.com is […]

Friday Sports Briefs

NCAA Changes Enforcement Structure Christian Dennie of the College Sports Law Blog writes about the NCAA’s changes to its enforcement structure.  The most prominent change is a four-tier violation classification.  Tim Epstein over at the Sports Law Blog writes that the NCAA is sending mixed signals with these changes and also notes that the new rules […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Sonny Vaccaro Points Finger at Duke, UNC Sonny Vaccaro made news this week when he accused the NCAA of lacking the nerve to punish the likes of Duke and UNC.  Eric Prisbell of the USA Today (via the Sports Law Blog) has the story.  The story reminds me of the first time I saw Vaccaro […]

The NFL and Labor Peace

I recently came across two articles that discuss the NFL’s relationship with its players’  union, the NFLPA, following the collective bargaining agreement that was supposed to bring labor peace for the next decade. Barry Wilner, AP Pro Football Writer has published an interesting piece in the Kansas City Star, focusing on the collusion lawsuit involving […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Soccer Players Drafted by MLS UConn soccer players Andrew Jean-Baptiste and Tony Cascio were selected in the first round of the Major League Soccer (MLS) Draft, by the Portland Timbers and Colorado Rapids respectively.  Matthew Conyers of the Hartford Court has the story.  Ben Berger has some excellent coverage of the business aspects of the MLS […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Behind the NFL’s Labor Negotiations Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post takes a look behind the curtain at the mediation between the NFL and the NFL Players Association, with mediator George Cohen.  Brandt’s The Busine$$ of Football column is excellent reading for all NFL fans asking the question of whether there will be football in […]

Sports Briefs: $66 Million Moped Ride; UConn’s Brown Featured in Sports Illustrated

NBA guard Monta Ellis has placed his new 6-year, $66 million contract with the Golden State Warriors in jeopardy.  Ellis told the team that he injured his ankle earlier this summer during a pickup basketball game.  His injuries however, were inconsistent with typical basketball injuries.  And for good reason – Ellis was injured in a moped mishap.  Ellis’ riding of a moped is a […]

Sports Briefs: New Haven Little Leaguer Banned; Business of Favre, PSLs; Dan Orlovsky

A New Haven youth baseball league has banned a 9-year-old from pitching, because his 40-mile per hour fastball is too fast.  New Haven Attorney John Williams is planning to meet with the player’s parents to discuss available legal options. To read about the business that is Brett Favre, see Andrew Brandt’s article on The National Football Post.  As […]