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 […]

West Virginia Sues Big East Seeking its Freedom

West Virginia University has filed a lawsuit against The Big East Conference seeking to invalidate the conference’s exit requirements so it may be free to join the Big 12 Conference next season. The Big East requires a $5 million buyout and a 27-month waiting period to leave the conference.  West Virginia has been unable to work out a settlement […]