Friday Sports Briefs

Nerlens Noel Injury The knee injury suffered by Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel has prompted discussion about the NBA’s rule requiring players to wait one year after high school graduation before entering the NBA Draft.  Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports discusses the “charade” of  the one and done rule.  Warren K. Zola discusses the rule on the Sports Law […]

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 […]

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NFLPA Sues NFL for Collusion The National Football League Players Association has filed suit against the National Football League in connection with salary cap penalties levied against the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins.  To get the flavor of this case, see articles by ESPN’s Andrew Brandt and Sports Illustrated’s Michael McCann. Pitt Files Suit Against The Big East […]

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NCAA Reforms Discussed Christian Dennie of the College Sports Law Blog has posted an excellent summary of the issues discussed at the recent NCAA Convention held in Indianapolis, covering items such as multiyear scholarships, the $2,000 stipend and the “Cam Newton Loophole.” Kansas, Weis and another Transfer Dispute In the wake of the Todd O’Brien case, […]

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Patriots’ O’Brien to be Named Head Coach at Penn State Bill O’Brien, Offensive Coordinator of the New England Patriots, will be named Head Coach at Penn State University according to a number of sources, including Erick Smith of USA Today.  It will be interesting to see the details of O’Brien’s contract considering recent events at […]

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Congratulations to former UConn Husky Kemba Walker, who was drafted 9th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA Draft last night.  Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant has a great story on Walker: The tears rolling down Kemba Walker’s cheeks spoke to his appreciation for the journey behind and the opportunity ahead. He sacrificed […]

Friday Sports Briefs

PFT’s Ten Things to Know About the NFL Lockout Pro Football Talk, which has done an outstanding job covering the NFL lockout, posted a great snapshot of the issues in play in Ten things to know, right now, about the labor situation. NFL Sued By Former Players Michael McCann of the Sports Law Blog and Sports Illustrated […]