Friday Sports Briefs

Sports Law Symposium Season A number of law schools will be holding sports law panels and symposiums this month, including Harvard and Fordham.  These syposiums offer a great opportunity for students interested in sports law and sports professionals to learn and network. On March 23, Harvard Law School’s Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law will host […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Players Invited to NFL Combine Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant reports that three UConn players have been invited to the NFL Combine.  Receiver Kashif Moore, defensive tackle Kendall Reyes and kicker Dave Teggart will have the opportunity to impress scouts at the Combine, which will be held from February 22-28 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.  Beer Pong […]

Friday Sports Briefs

New York Times Series on Derek Boogaard John Branch of the New York Times has published an outstanding series on Derek Boogaard, the late NHL player who passed away earlier this year at the age of 28.  “Punched Out, The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer” covers Boogaard’s rise through the junior leagues in Canada to the NHL and is […]

Fall Sports Reinstated at Connecticut Vocational-Technical Schools

About two weeks ago Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy introduced a budget plan that included cutting the athletic programs from vocational-technical high schools (“Vo-Techs”), which are operated by the state.  Tonight, Vanessa De La Torre of the Hartford Courant is reporting that fall sports will be played at Vo-Techs this year, primarily due to scheduling issues: Mark Linabury, spokesman for Acting […]

Trial of Roger Clemens to Begin Today

The trial of baseball legend Roger Clemens, on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with his 2008 testimony before Congress concerning his use of performance-enhancing drugs, begins today.  According to Michael McCann, Clemens could face 15-21 months in prison if convicted. As Dan Shaugnessy of the Boston Globe has written, Clemens’ appearance […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Congratulations to former UConn Husky Kemba Walker, who was drafted 9th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA Draft last night.  Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant has a great story on Walker: The tears rolling down Kemba Walker’s cheeks spoke to his appreciation for the journey behind and the opportunity ahead. He sacrificed […]

Friday Sports Briefs

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 […]

UConn, Calhoun Punished by NCAA for Recruiting Violations

The story of UConn’s alleged NCAA violations in the recruitment of Nate Miles, which Yahoo! Sports broke in March 2009, finally has an ending.  The NCAA’s Committee on Infractions has levied various recruiting sanctions against UConn, and surprisingly has suspended UConn coach Jim Calhoun for the first three Big East games of next season.  UConn has […]