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 […]

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 […]

When the NCAA Calls, Coaches Need Personal Counsel

The involvement of attorneys is an aspect of the University of Connecticut’s response to the NCAA’s allegations of recruiting violations that has been largely overlooked.  The university, of course, was represented by counsel.  Perhaps more significantly, UConn head coach Jim Calhoun and former assistant coaches Patrick Sellers and Beau Archibald were each represented by their own attorneys.  This scenario has become increasingly […]

CT Sports Law’s Top Story Line of 2010

1.  UConn and Jim Calhoun respond to the NCAA’s allegations of rule violations in connection with the recruitment of Nate Miles.  Although news of the NCAA’s investigation of the UConn basketball program dates back to March 2009, the NCAA’s allegations were front and center in 2010.   Would UConn be banned from post-season play?  Would the […]

Breaking Down Jim Calhoun’s Response to NCAA

Here’s the text of my interview with the Hartford Courant’s Paul Doyle regarding UConn Head Coach Jim Calhoun’s response to the NCAA.  The interview was part of the article “UConn’s Testimony Before NCAA Over, Now It’s Time To Wait.”  For an anaylsis of the university’s response, see Breaking Down UConn’s Response to NCAA Allegations.   Paul Doyle: […]

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 […]