Johnny Football Sues T-Shirt Seller

Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel has filed suit against a man selling T-shirts that read, “Keep Calm and Johnny Football.”  ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell reports that Manziel claims trademark infringement. Manziel’s claim to trademark rights in his nickname, “Johnny Football”, presents an interesting situation under NCAA rules.  The NCAA prohibits a student-athlete […]

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 […]

The Business of Sports, the Economy and the Election

As many of us spend tonight watching CNN’s interminable coverage of the Presidential Election, we will likely focus on the prevailing issues of the day: the economy, the Iraq War, and whether Sarah Palin can really see Russia from her backyard.  In fact, election night is often a rare night off from watching sports.  However, […]

Sports Briefs: Rovell on NCAA Fantasy Games, UConn’s Donald Thomas, Former NFL Executive Launches blog

As a follow-up to the Connecticut Sports Law article regarding the use of players’ names in college fantasy football games, see Darren Rovell’s recent post on his Sports Biz blog.  Rovell, CNBC’s sports business guru, writes that he has played fantasy football for 4 years using players’ names (although not through a major provider such as CBS).  He also […]