Friday Sports Briefs

“Schools, not NCAA, standing in the way of positive scholarship change” Andy Staples of SI.com has a great article on how colleges and universities are balking at the NCAA’s attempt at reform.  The NCAA recently decided to allow schools to provide student-athletes with a $2,000 stipend and to offer multi-year scholarships.  A number of schools, […]

Tom Lamb to Assist Boston English Football Team

Tom Lamb, Hall of Fame football coach from Natick (Mass.) High School, has returned to coaching as an assistant with English High School in Boston.  Boston Globe correspondent Lenny Megliola has the story.  Congratulations to Coach Lamb for returning to the gridiron to work with young athletes.  Coach Lamb’s interview on the state of high […]

The Colonial Column: Doug Flutie to Visit Hartford

Doug Flutie will be in camp with the Hartford Colonials on Friday, September 3,  from 3pm to 5pm at Sage Park in Berlin, in preparation for his role as a United Football League (UFL) analyst for Versus.  Flutie, whose professional career began with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League (USFL), provides a unique perspective over the upstart […]

Connecticut Sports Law at Rentschler Field for UFL Game

Dan Canavan and I are in the press box at Rentschler Field field for the first United Football League game to be held in East Hartford, Connecticut.  We’re covering the New York Sentinels’ game versus the Florida Tuskers focusing primarily on the business aspects of the start-up league. A few local connections: College Football Hall of Famer and […]

Jim Calhoun and the Flutie Effect

This week UConn’s Jim Calhoun became only the seventh coach in Division I basketball history to win 800 games.  Nevertheless, people around the state, and the country, continue to discuss Coach Calhoun’s clash with a reporter during a post-game press conference last Saturday night.  In fact, some members of the Connecticut General Assembly have demanded […]

Is Amateurism Dead in Collegiate Athletics?

“Am I nuts?”  Former sneaker pitchman and basketball promoter Sonny Vaccaro wants answers.  How can the NCAA, the networks, the coaches and the athletic conferences all profit from big-time college athletics, while the players get nothing?  How can the NCAA and NBA keep a talented basketball player from earning a living off of his unique […]

UNH Quarterback Ricky Santos Signs With Chiefs

Ricky Santos, the record-setting University of New Hampshire quarterback, who was passed over in this weekend’s NFL Draft, has landed with the Kansas City Chiefs.  According to his agent, Brad Blank, Santos received interest from several teams following the conclusion of the draft.  Kansas City, with their current quarterback corps (Brodie Croyle, Damon Huard, David Greene […]