Friday Sports Briefs: College Players Union Edition

Doyel: Players Union Will Not Ruin College Sports Gregg Doyel of 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 […]

Serena Williams, Handling Athletes and Public Relations

Last week, Rob Romano was a guest on ESPN Hawaii–KHLO 850-AM Radio to discuss tennis star Serena Williams’ apology for what she allegedly said about Maria Sharapova and the Steubenville (Ohio) rape case.  Rob did a great job touching upon handling a professional athlete client and providing perspective on the applicable legal issues. Click below to […]

Friday Sports Briefs

“Schools, not NCAA, standing in the way of positive scholarship change” Andy Staples of 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, […]

CT Sports Law’s Top Story Line of 2010

1.  UConn and Jim Calhoun respond to the NCAA’s allegations of rule violations in connection with the recruitment of Nate Miles.  Although news of the NCAA’s investigation of the UConn basketball program dates back to March 2009, the NCAA’s allegations were front and center in 2010.   Would UConn be banned from post-season play?  Would the […]

Dan Fitzgerald on ESPN Radio with Jason Page

I was a guest on The Back Page with Jason Page on ESPN Radio 1410/1300 yesterday afternoon to discuss UConn’s response to the NCAA’s allegations of recruiting violations by the men’s basketball program.  Thanks to Jason Page and his producer, Evan Wilner, for having me on the show.  Click the play button below to listen to […]