Guaranteed Scholarships Coming to (Some) D-1 Schools

Over the course of the last few months Maryland, South Carolina and Indiana have announced that they will offer guaranteed scholarships to certain student-athletes.  Although other schools have yet to announce their plans, every Division I recruit and current Division I athlete should use this opportunity to ask whether their scholarship offer, or scholarship, will now […]

Big East Loses 2 Schools, UConn Hopes for ACC Invitation

Rutgers and Maryland are reportedly leaving the Big East and ACC, respectively, to join the Big 10 (becoming its 13th and 14th teams).  It’s no secret that UConn is hoping that this development leads to an invitation from the ACC.  Jeff Jacobs of the Hartford Courant has written an interesting piece on UConn’s waiting game: […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Prevails in FOIA Case The Connecticut Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling allowing the University of Connecticut to classify lists of donors and supporters, including season ticket holders for athletic teams, as trade secrets, allowing UConn to keep such information private.  Click here for a copy of the Court’s decision.  For the background […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Big East, West Virginia Settle Lawsuits The Big East Conference and West Virginia University settled their lawsuit over West Virginia’s attempted departure from the Conference.  Steve Berkowitz of USA Today has the story on the settlement, under which the Big East will receive $20 million and West Virginia can join the Big 12 later this year. […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Sports Business Panel to be Held in Stamford M.O.D. Success, a networking group for young professionals in Stamford, Conn., is holding a sports business panel on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. at Butterfield 8 (112 Bedford Street).  Panelists include: Dany Berghoff (VP, of Business Development at 21 Sports & Entertainment Marketing Group, Inc.) Brian Smith […]

From the Vault: Edsall Leaves Behind A Better Program

The news that Randy Edsall is leaving UConn to take over the football program at the University of Maryland is certainly disappointing.  Moreover, there are numerous reports that Edsall’s handling of his departure following the Fiesta Bowl was less than ideal.  From a legal perspective, it’s interesting to note that Edsall’s buyout clause calls for him […]