Friday Sports Briefs: College Players Union Edition

Doyel: Players Union Will Not Ruin College Sports Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com takes issue with what he calls the “DEFCON 1 scare tactics” that NCAA and conference leaders have used to argue against the formation of unions in college sports. John Calipari Compares NCAA to Soviet Union Kentucky coach John Calipari takes issue with the […]

Game Commitment Clauses Gain Traction in Coaching Contracts

Andy Katz of ESPN.com posted an interesting article about a growing trend in college coaching contracts – game commitment clauses. When a coach leaves a school, that school is often compensated by way of a buyout clause, a topic that I have covered in detail.  However, some schools are now negotiating language that requires a […]

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

Interested in Becoming a Sports Agent? Each year, students in my Sports Law class at Quinnipiac Law School are interested in becoming an agent.  Luckily, I co-teach the class with Rob Romano, who was an NFL agent for many years.  For those interested in becoming an NFL agent, Andrew Brandt’s recent article on ESPN.com is […]

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 […]