UConn and Football Donor Resolve Differences

The University of Connecticut and Robert G. Burton have reportedly resolved the differences that caused Mr. Burton to demand the return of a $3 million donation and the removal of his family’s name from an on-campus football building.  According to an Associated Press article, the parties resolved the dispute after UConn Board of Trustees Chairman […]

Breaking Down UConn’s Response to NCAA Allegations

On Sunday, I was quoted in the Hartford Courant article “UConn’s Testimony Before NCAA Over, Now It’s Time To Wait.”  The article, written by the Courant’s Paul Doyle and Mike Anthony, was outstanding.  My comments were part of a longer interview with Paul Doyle, and I have posted the text of the interview relating to UConn’s response to the NCAA’s […]

UConn in Indianapolis for Hearing with NCAA

UConn officials are in Indianapolis meeting with the NCAA regarding allegations of recruiting violations and the university’s response to those allegations.  Next week Connecticut Sports Law will be posting a Q&A about UConn’s response to the NCAA’s allegations.  Also, see the AP’s article below: INDIANAPOLIS — Coach Jim Calhoun and other University of Connecticut officials went […]

Key Points of UConn’s Response to NCAA Allegations

For months people have speculated about UConn’s response to the NCAA’s allegations of wrongdoing during the recruitment of former Husky Nate Miles.  (See Connecticut Sports Law post Will UConn Basketball Be Banned from Postseason?).  There is no need for further speculation, as UConn has released its response to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations.  As anticipated, UConn recommends […]

UConn’s Response to NCAA Forthcoming

Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant quoted me in his excellent article “Experts Describe How UConn Might Answer NCAA” which appeared in Sunday’s paper.  The article covered UConn’s response to the NCAA’s notice of allegations arising from UConn’s recruitment of Nate Miles.  Here are a few excerpts: …UConn’s stance will soon be public knowledge. The program has until […]

Old-School Calhoun Worth Every Penny

By now, you’ve probably seen clips of Jim Calhoun’s press conference following the Huskies’ victory over South Florida on Saturday night.  Freelance reporter Ken Krayeske decided to grill Coach Calhoun about his status as the highest paid state employee in these tough economic times.  Coach Calhoun acquitted himself well, handled the reporter and added some of his […]

One Step Closer: UConn, Tennessee Agree to 2-Game Football Series

Credit UConn AD Jeff Hathaway and Head Coach Randy Edsall for backing their talk of creating a big-time football program with action.  After agreeing to play Notre Dame, UConn has agreed to play a 2-game series against the University of Tennessee in 2015 and 2016.  Unlike Notre Dame, Tennessee will actually play UConn at Rentschler Field […]

UConn v. Notre Dame Update: General Assembly Clears Path to South Bend

Under the gold dome of the state capitol, state legislators and UConn officials announced an agreement that clears the way for UConn to play under the golden dome, at the University of Notre Dame.  A contract between Notre Dame and UConn has not been finalized.  However, the General Assembly has given its blessing for UConn to enter into […]