Trends in the Roles of College Athletic Directors

Steve Berkowitz and Jodi Upton of the USA Today recently featured an interesting article on collegiate athletic directors and their salaries, comparing them to CEOs of corporations.  (Also see their chart with the salaries of Division I athletic directors).  Both athletic directors featured, Mark Hollis of Michigan State and Dave Brandon of Michigan, have extensive […]

Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics Features Article by Dan Fitzgerald

Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics has featured the article “Another Lawyer Turned AD: Indiana Hires Fred Glass” written by Connecticut Sports Law publisher Dan Fitzgerald in its November issue. The publication of this article is particularly timely, as the NCAA handed down its harshest penalty to former Indiana basketball coach Kelvin Sampson, essentially preventing him from coaching […]

Another Sports Lawyer Turned Athletic Director: Indiana Hires Glass

Indiana University has followed the lead of neighboring Notre Dame and filled its Athletic Director’s position with a sports attorney.  Attorney Fred Glass has been prominently involved in the construction of Lucas Oil Stadium and with bringing a Super Bowl to Indianapolis.  Now he will lead Indiana’s Athletic Department. Given the complexity of coaching contracts, including buyout and […]