CT Sports Law’s Top Story Lines of 2010 – Part I

With 2010 coming to a close, I have compiled a list of the top story lines and accompanying blog posts from the past year.  Part I will list story lines 6 through 10; Part II will be posted tomorrow and will include 2 through 5; and the top story line will be posted on Monday, January 3.  Thank you for your readership, […]

UFL Transfer Fee Raises Important Issues for League

The UFL’s relative success can arguably be attributed to its strategy of complementing the NFL, rather than attempting to compete with the most popular sport in America.  After all, besides the NCAA, the NFL has lacked a feeder system since the owners shut down NFL Europe.  The UFL appeared to be on its way to […]

The Colonial Column: No Luck for Colonials in Las Vegas

By Dan Canavan LAS VEGAS – Last week, the Colonials traveled to Las Vegas for another heartbreaking loss, which extended Hartford’s record to 1-4.  Although the Colonials struggled offensively for most of the game, Quarterback Josh McCown registered a late touchdown to force overtime with 01:04 remaining in regulation.  But in overtime, Locos Kicker Steve Hauschka posted a […]

The Colonial Column: Hartford Drops Heartbreaker to Omaha

By Dan Canavan On a cold and blustery day at Rentschler field, the Colonials dropped a heartbreaker to Jeff Garcia and the star-studded Omaha Nighthawks.  A bad snap over the head of quarterback Josh McCown killed a late drive and sealed the 19-14 loss in front of an announced crowd of 14,056.  The Colonials lost to […]

The Colonial Column: Colonials Welcome Nighthawks

By Dan Canavan After dropping their last two contests, the UFL’s Hartford Colonials will be looking for revenge against the Omaha Nighthawks this weekend at Rentschler Field.  The Nighthawks handed the Colonials their first loss of the season with a dramatic come from behind victory in Omaha on September 24th.  While Hartford was in control for […]

The Colonial Column: McCown Leads Return of Pro Football to Connecticut

By Dan Canavan On a day that the UConn Huskies were run out of Philadelphia by Temple, the Hartford Colonials were celebrating a new kind of football at Rentschler Field.  It wasn’t the Patriots, but the militia was stationed in the end zone.  There was tailgating and cheerleaders, inflatable helmets and cannon fire.  And the fireworks didn’t […]

The Colonial Column: UFL Training Camp Open to Public

Connecticut Sports Law is pleased to announce its new blog series “The Colonial Column,” which will cover the inaugural season of the UFL’s Hartford Colonials.  Stay tuned for continuing coverage of the Colonials by Dan Fitzgerald and Dan Canavan, including  game-day updates and observations.    By Dan Canavan Tommorow, the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League […]