Harbaugh to Michigan – But for How Long?

The news of Michigan’s hiring of Jim Harbaugh last week was met with much excitement and fanfare.  However, the news reminded me of one of my favorite topics: the treatment of collegiate coaching contracts.  It also reminded me of something that Harbaugh said after signing a contract extension to coach at Stanford.  At a press conference […]

A Beacon in Poughkeepsie: Marist Claims Victory Over James Madison in Coaching Contract Suit

Sports Litigation Alert recently featured my latest article on the case of Marist v. Brady, in its August 13, 2010 issue.  The article, which I have posted below, provides a more detailed analysis of the judgment that Marist obtained against James Madison University.  My sincere thanks to Holt Hackney, publisher of Sports Litigation Alert. A small college in Poughkeepsie, […]

CT Sports Law’s Top Story Line of 2009

1.  Collegiate coaching contracts.  The year 2009 began and ended with stories of college contracts, the virtual free agency within which coaches operate, and the struggle between coaches and universities to gain the upper hand. In January, Jeff Jagodzinski was fired by Boston College for merely interviewing with the New York Jets.  His contract didn’t prohibit him […]