Gunner Kiel Demonstrates that Verbal Commitments Are Not Binding

Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics recently featured my article on Gunner Kiel and verbal commitments in the recruiting process.  (Click on the following link to view the article in PDF: Gunner Kiel Demonstrates that Verbal Commitments Are Not Binding).  I have also posted the article below.   My sincere thanks to Holt Hackney, publisher of Legal Issues in Collegiate […]

3 Points on UConn’s Alleged NCAA Violations

In today’s Hartford Courant, Paul Doyle examines the biggest story in Connecticut sports - the allegations that UConn violated NCAA rules during the recruitment of Nate Miles.  As you’ll see, I am quoted in the story (the Courant’s print version identifies me as “Daniel Fitzpatrick”, instead of Daniel Fitzgerald…which is slightly better than the first time […]

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 […]