Friday Sports Briefs

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The Significance of Marvin Miller Notre Dame Law School sports law professor Ed Edmonds has written an interesting piece on the significance of Major League Baseball leader Marvin Miller.  Miller recently passed away at the age of 95. Clark Booth also has an interesting piece in the Dorchester Reporter regarding Miller’s exclusion from the Baseball […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Washingon Capitals v Boston Bruins

Canadian Prosecutors Consider Charges Against Chara Canadian prosecutors are reportedly considering charging Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins with assault after his check on the Canadians’ Max Pacioretty left Pacioretty hospitalized.  According to Richard Weir of the Boston Herald, charges against Chara would be unlikely, at least under US law.  Typically, tort actions arising from in-game conduct require intentional […]

Fiesta Bowl Shows UConn the Price of Admission to BCS Football

Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant reports that UConn lost $1,663,560 in its Bowl Championship Series (BCS) game loss to Oklahoma on January 1.  Although UConn certainly enjoyed numerous intangible benefits from the football program’s first appearance in a BCS bowl, the financial picture is not pretty. The loss is largely due to the Fiesta Bowl’s requirement […]

From the Vault: Edsall Leaves Behind A Better Program

The news that Randy Edsall is leaving UConn to take over the football program at the University of Maryland is certainly disappointing.  Moreover, there are numerous reports that Edsall’s handling of his departure following the Fiesta Bowl was less than ideal.  From a legal perspective, it’s interesting to note that Edsall’s buyout clause calls for him […]