UConn Basketball, the AAC and John Calipari

Congratulations to the UConn men and women’s basketball teams, which both advanced to their respective national championship games to be played on Monday and Tuesday night.  Here a couple of UConn stories from the Hartford Courant with sports business/sports law connections: Jeff Jacobs writes that UConn deserves a bigger stage than the American Athletic Conference. Dom Amore and Paul […]

UConn Women’s Basketball Team Wins 8th Championship

The UConn women’s basketball team defeated Louisville 93-60 to win their record-tying eighth national championship.  Freshman Breanna Stewart led the Huskies with 23 points and 9 rebounds and was named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament.  John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant has the story. Congratulations to the UConn women’s basketball team and Coach Geno Auriemma on their […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Danbury Whalers Pay Tribute to Newtown The Danbury Whalers are paying tribute to the victims from Newtown, Connecticut.  Danbury CEO and Managing Partner Herm Sorcher issued an eloquent statement detailing the team’s efforts to assist their neighbors in Newtown, which include a teddy bear collection and fund-raiser.  The team will also be wearing a special patch recognizing Newtown […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Auriemma Advocates for Lowering the Hoop in Women’s Basketball UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma recently discussed an interesting suggestion for improving the women’s game: lowering the baskets.  John Altavilla has the story and writes that this isn’t a new idea. Hole-in-One Controversy at Mohegan Sun Rob Harris over at the Golf Dispute Resolution Blog has the story […]

UConn Women’s Basketball Team Wins Historic 89th Consecutive Game

Jim Rogash/Getty Images / December 21, 2010 The UConn women’s basketball team defeated Florida State on Tuesday night for their 89th consecutive victory, the longest winning streak in the history of collegiate basketball.  The Huskies bested the 88-game winning streak set by John Wooden’s legendary UCLA teams from 1971-74. Congratulations to the UConn women’s basketball […]

UConn Achieves Perfection – Again

UConn is perfect once again.  Congratulations to the UConn Women’s Basketball Team and coach Geno Auriemma, on the Huskies’ 53-47 victory over Stanford to win the NCAA Championship.  Amazingly, UConn has gone undefeated in each of the last two seasons.  It is UConn’s seventh overall NCAA Championship. A rally will be held at Gampel Pavilion at 5 pm […]

Sports Briefs

UFL’s Competition may be Sidelined Yesterday an Arena Football League owner announced that the league will be suspending operations for the upcoming season.  Today, the AFL is reconsidering and announced that it plans to play in 2009.  Whatever the outcome, the struggles of the AFL are unfortunate.  The AFL has quietly been in existence for 23 years, serving as both […]