Part II: CT Sports Law’s Top Story Lines of 2013

2. Aaron Hernandez charged with murder.  3.  Game commitment clauses gain in popularity in collegiate coaching contracts. 4.  Connecticut continues to be on the cutting-edge of student-athlete rights as the General Assembly introduces new legislation to protect student-athletes.  5.   ESPN’s Jay Bilas calls the NCAA out on Twitter for selling student-athlete jerseys. Stay tuned for CT Sports Law’s […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Connecticut Considers Reporting Requirements for Youth Coaches In the wake of recent events at Penn State University, the Connecticut General Assembly is considering requiring youth coaches to report child abuse when they see or suspect it.  Josh Kovner of the Hartford Courant has the story. NCAA’s Proposal on Multiyear Scholarships Ron Morris of The State (South Carolina) has written […]

3 Points on Connecticut’s Student-Athlete’s Right to Know Act

In the Sports Law class that I teach with Rob Romano at Quinnipiac Law School, we have been tracking Proposed House Bill 5415, “An Act Requiring Full Disclosure to Prospective Athletes Being Recruited to Institutions of Higher Education” which is pending in the Connecticut General Assembly. In discussing the most recent changes to the bill, which I covered […]

Connecticut General Assembly Seeks Transparency in Recruiting Process

The Connecticut General Assembly is considering a bill requiring colleges and universities to more fully disclose the terms and conditions of scholarship offers made to high school athletes.  Proposed House Bill 5415, entitled “An Act Requiring the Informed Consent of Prospective Athletes Being Recruited to Institutions of Higher Education,” reads as follows: Be it enacted by […]

Friday Sports Briefs

The Connecticut General Assembly is considering a bill requiring colleges and universities to more fully disclose the terms and conditions of scholarship offers made to high school athletes.  Kathleen Megan of the Hartford Courant has the story.  Check back with Connecticut Sports Law next week for analysis of this bill. SI.com and the Sports Law […]

UConn to Play in Shadow of Touchdown Jesus on Saturday

It’s been long road to South Bend for the UConn football program.  Twenty months ago I wrote my first article about the possibility of a football series between UConn and Notre Dame, UCONN-Notre Dame: How Far Should UConn Go to Play in the House that Rockne Built?.  At that time, details of the contract negotiations between the universities […]