Friday Sports Briefs

Sonny Vaccaro Points Finger at Duke, UNC Sonny Vaccaro made news this week when he accused the NCAA of lacking the nerve to punish the likes of Duke and UNC.  Eric Prisbell of the USA Today (via the Sports Law Blog) has the story.  The story reminds me of the first time I saw Vaccaro […]

How Colleges Can Keep the Coaching Stars of March Madness

Seemingly each year a mid-major exceeds expectations and plays deep into the NCAA tournament.  This year, Ohio University, a thirteen seed, has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.  The first round also offered a number of upsets, as Lehigh, VCU, and Norfolk State defeated Duke, Wichita State and Missouri respectively.  The coaches for these schools often become hot prospects – recent examples […]

NCAA Denies Todd O’Brien’s Appeal; Reform Necessary

ESPN is reporting that Todd O’Brien’s final appeal in his waiver request was denied by the NCAA.  Andy Katz writes, “Saint Joseph’s has finally won. It’s over. Todd O’Brien won’t play college basketball this season for UAB.”  For those of you who are unfamiliar with O’Brien’s story, see my post Todd O’Brien Denied Release By St. Joseph’s. […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Thanks to Ben Berger of FootieBusiness.com As he mentioned on footiebusiness.com, Ben Berger was a guest lecturer in my Sports Law class at Quinnipiac School of Law this week.  Ben’s presentation was excellent and his knowledge of the business of soccer, especially MLS, was tremendous.  Although we tend to focus on the four major sports leagues […]