Harbaugh to Michigan – But for How Long?

The news of Michigan’s hiring of Jim Harbaugh last week was met with much excitement and fanfare.  However, the news reminded me of one of my favorite topics: the treatment of collegiate coaching contracts.  It also reminded me of something that Harbaugh said after signing a contract extension to coach at Stanford.  At a press conference […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Super Bowl Clean Zones Create Controversy, Lawsuit Michael McCann has an excellent article and analysis on SI.com concerning the NFL’s use of “clean zones” in Indianapolis, the site of this year’s Super Bowl, and a lawsuit arising out of the use of clean zones at the Super Bowl last year in Dallas.  McCann describes clean zones […]

Savage Transfer From Rutgers Demonstrates NCAA Release Requirement

Former Rutgers quarterback Tom Savage, a starter for the Scarlet Knights as a freshman, intends to transfer to another university.  Pursuant to NCAA rules, Savage has asked for his release from Rutgers to contact other universities regarding his potential transfer.    Savage, however, has encountered a common road block – Rutgers has denied his request for […]

Friday Night Rights: Title IX Applies to High School Athletics

Although most commonly associated with collegiate athletics, such as the recent lawsuit against Quinnipiac, Title IX also applies to high school athletics, not to mention activities beyond athletics.  Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 states as follows: no person in the United States shall on the basis of sex be excluded from […]