Friday Sports Briefs

Weston Basketball Coach Fired, Rehired There is a great story down the road from me in Weston, Conn., where the high school basketball coach was fired for appearing in what has been described as a raunchy film 10 years ago, while the coach was an actor.  The coach, Mike Hvizdo, was subsequently rehired after a […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Catholic 7 Looks to Keep Big East Name Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant reports that negotiations are underway between the seven departing Catholic schools and the Big East Conference over the Big East name.  Doyle reports that talks are moving quickly and a resolution may be reached as soon as today. Free Global Business […]

Thank You to College Hoops Talk

Last night, I was a guest on “College Hoops Talk” with Terry O’Connor and Vincent Santilli, on WICC 600.  We discussed the breakup of the Big East Conference and what will happen to the Big East name, and also discussed the lawsuit brought by the State of Pennsylvania against the NCAA (for an excellent analysis of this suit, see […]

CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2012 – Part I

With 2012 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 on Monday and will include 2 through 5; and the top story line will be posted on Wednesday, […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Danbury Whalers Pay Tribute to Newtown The Danbury Whalers are paying tribute to the victims from Newtown, Connecticut.  Danbury CEO and Managing Partner Herm Sorcher issued an eloquent statement detailing the team’s efforts to assist their neighbors in Newtown, which include a teddy bear collection and fund-raiser.  The team will also be wearing a special patch recognizing Newtown […]

Friday Sports Briefs: Big East Edition

As conference alignment continues to shake out, it is becoming increasingly clear that UConn is on the outside looking in.  Despite the many successes of the university’s basketball and football teams, UConn remains a member of the Big East – a conference which is unlikely to last through the weekend – without any appealing alternatives. Catholic Schools to […]

Another Perspective on the ACC’s Snub of UConn

Yesterday, I asked Dan Canavan to weigh in on my post regarding the ACC’s snub of UConn.  My basic argument was that UConn, and in particular UConn football, is undervalued by the ACC.  Here’s what Dan had to say: I’m not persuaded by the arguments that UConn has recently experienced success in football.  As Jeff Jacobs […]

Big East Loses 2 Schools, UConn Hopes for ACC Invitation

Rutgers and Maryland are reportedly leaving the Big East and ACC, respectively, to join the Big 10 (becoming its 13th and 14th teams).  It’s no secret that UConn is hoping that this development leads to an invitation from the ACC.  Jeff Jacobs of the Hartford Courant has written an interesting piece on UConn’s waiting game: […]