CT Sports Law’s Top Story Lines of 2013 – Part I

6.  The topic of NCAA Transfer Rules has captured the attention of the general media.  Although these rules are in dire need of change, we offered some tips for navigating the current system. 7.  The Connecticut Whale Era ended, leaving the future of professional hockey in Hartford in doubt. 8.  Johnny Manziel had a busy year, […]

The Connecticut Whale Era is Over

The Connecticut Whale era has ended, as the team announced plans to return to its previous nickname, the Wolf Pack (for reasons unknown, according to Jeff Jacobs of the Hartford Courant).  The name change appears to signal an official break from the second Howard Baldwin administration, which was overcome by a bad lease and unanticipated expenses […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn to Join Hockey East The University of Connecticut has announced that its hockey program will be stepping up to Hockey East in 2014-15.  A celebration is planned for next Friday: The University of Connecticut will hold a “Welcome To Hockey East” celebration and press conference on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 12 noon in the atrium of […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Connecticut Whale Facing Challenges in Hartford Howard Baldwin and the Connecticut Whale are facing financial challenges stemming from a seemingly one-sided lease with the XL Center and a lack of interest from city and state officials.  Baldwin’s enthusiasm, on display with last year’s Whalefest, has not translated into support for the AHL teal, not to […]

Sports Law Careers: Get an Internship

“How do I get my foot in the door of the sports industry?”  This is the time of year when I receive a number of questions from law students about careers in the sports industry.  Although there’s no right answer, or one single path to working in and around sports, getting an internship is a great start. […]

CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2011 – Part I

With 2011 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 tomorrow and will include 2 through 5; and the top story line will be posted on Tuesday, […]

Hartford Business Journal on Professional Sports in the Capital

Brad Kane of the Hartford Business Journal has an interesting piece on Hartford as a professional sports city and the UFL’s Hartford Colonials.  The Colonials, who begin their second season on July 12, attracted an average of 14,366 fans to 4 games at Rentschler Field last season according to Kane.  Here is an excerpt from the article with […]

Howard Baldwin: NHL Move to Winnipeg Validates Hartford Strategy

UPDATE: Check out Howard Baldwin’s interview on WFSB’s “Face the State” with Dennis House. The conversation regarding the NHL’s return to Winnipeg, and whether that move bodes well for the return of the Whalers to Hartford, has been going strong for almost a week.  Now Howard Baldwin, former owner of the NHL Whalers and present chairman of […]