Farewell to Footiebusiness

Ben Berger, publisher of Footiebusiness.com and friend of CT Sports Law, has announced that after 5 years he is shutting down his blog (he will remain active on Twitter @footiebusiness).  As I often remind Ben, he got his start in the blogging business at CT Sports Law, writing some outstanding posts ranging from David Beckham to Nate […]

Friday Sports Briefs

NCAA Tournament Not Coming to Mohegan Sun Although Mohegan Sun looks to have secured the American Athletic Conference women’s basketball championships in 2014, the NCAA is not interested in holding NCAA Tournament games at the venue in light of its policy against casino venues.  John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant has the story. Time to […]

MLS Soccer Night in Newtown

Footiebusiness.com publisher Ben Berger told me about an outstanding event that Major League Soccer is hosting in Newtown, Connecticut tonight.  “Soccer Night in Newtown” will include 11 Major League Soccer franchises, Landon Donovan, Brian Ching, Mia Hamm, Cobi Jones and the Quinnipiac University Soccer Team. “The event, first started by Houston Dynamo president Chris Canetti, a […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Pennsylvania Sues NCAA over Penn State Sanctions Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has filed suit against the NCAA over the sanctions imposed upon Penn State and its football program.  Michael McCann of SI.com provides an excellent analysis of the suit and Tim Epstein offers some interesting observations on the Sports Law Blog. Fired College Football Coaches Net $31 Million Kristi […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Nike Forces Reebok to Stop Selling Tebow Gear Earlier this week, the Southern District of New York issued a temporary restraining order against Reebok at Nike’s request, bringing Reebok’s sales of Tim Tebow New York Jets apparel to a halt.  Alicia Jessop of Ruling Sports has a great summary of the case.  The lawsuit comes as the […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Behind the NFL’s Labor Negotiations Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post takes a look behind the curtain at the mediation between the NFL and the NFL Players Association, with mediator George Cohen.  Brandt’s The Busine$$ of Football column is excellent reading for all NFL fans asking the question of whether there will be football in […]

The World Cup and Insurance

Ben Berger over at Footiebusiness.com links to a Hartford Courant blog post on insurance and the World Cup.  It is an interesting topic, which underscores the business aspects of sports.  Here’s what Ben had to say: According to this piece from the Hartford Courant, the World Cup is insured for just under $9 Billion Dollars.  […]

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 […]