UConn Football Plays Major Role in NFL Draft

When I was in law school at UConn, the bookstore sold a t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: “UConn Law: A law school the basketball team can be proud of.”  After this weekend’s NFL Draft, I wonder if we’ll see a new slogan – “UConn Football: a football team the basketball team can be proud of.”  Although basketball […]

UConn’s Donald Brown Drafted in 1st Round

The Indianapolis Colts drafted UConn’s record-breaking running back, Donald Brown, in the first round, 27th overall in this weekend’s NFL Draft.  Brown is the first player in UConn football history to be chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft.  Congratulations to Brown and to UConn football, which has taken another step towards becoming a nationally-recognized […]

UConn Poised to Make Mark on NFL Draft

Win-loss record, conference record, out-of-conference schedule, bowl appearances, and recruiting: just a few  measures of a collegiate football program.  But what about the number of players that the program sends to the NFL?  When a program takes fairly unheralded recruits, and develops them into top NFL prospects, that is a clear reflection on the quality of the […]

UConn’s Donald Brown Reverses Field, Headed to NFL

Following a record-setting performance in the International Bowl, UConn running back Donald Brown announced that he will enter the NFL Draft, a reversal of his previous announcement that he would return to UConn.  From a business perspective, Brown’s decision is rock solid.  As discussed in Connecticut Sports Law a few weeks ago (Should Donald Brown […]

Sports Briefs

UFL’s Competition may be Sidelined Yesterday an Arena Football League owner announced that the league will be suspending operations for the upcoming season.  Today, the AFL is reconsidering and announced that it plans to play in 2009.  Whatever the outcome, the struggles of the AFL are unfortunate.  The AFL has quietly been in existence for 23 years, serving as both […]

Sports Briefs: $66 Million Moped Ride; UConn’s Brown Featured in Sports Illustrated

NBA guard Monta Ellis has placed his new 6-year, $66 million contract with the Golden State Warriors in jeopardy.  Ellis told the team that he injured his ankle earlier this summer during a pickup basketball game.  His injuries however, were inconsistent with typical basketball injuries.  And for good reason – Ellis was injured in a moped mishap.  Ellis’ riding of a moped is a […]