Wisconsin Learns a Lesson in Contracts from Bielema Departure

Perhaps this year’s biggest surprise in the college football coaching carousel, was Bret Bielema leaving Wisconsin to become the head coach at Arkansas.  Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez mentioned a simple, but important lesson that the school learned from the situation: include a “permission to contact” clause in future coaching contracts, requiring Wisconsin coaches to seek and receive […]

Marist v. Brady: Lessons and Takeaways

The case of Marist College v. Matt Brady concluded last week, with a jury finding that Brady, Marist’s former men’s basketball coach, breached his contract with the college when he accepted the same position at James Madison University (JMU) without Marist’s permission.  In addition, Brady and/or his staff recruited players to JMU that they had previously recruited to attend Marist, […]