Kent State Sues Former Basketball Coach, Bradley University Over Departure

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Another mid-major has taken its former head coach from the basketball court to the court house.  Kent State University (“Kent State”) sued former men’s basketball coach Geno Ford, alleging that he breached his contract with the university by accepting the head job at Bradley University (“Bradley”).  Kent State has also named Bradley as a defendant, alleging that [...]

From the Vault: Edsall to Notre Dame Talk Shows All Coaches are Free Agents

The annual Randy Edsall Watch is underway in Connecticut with reports that Coach Edsall has discussed the University of Miami’s coaching vacancy with the University’s Athletic Director.  These reports remind me of the following article that I wrote about the state of collegiate coaching contracts. The reports of Notre Dame’s interest in UConn Head Football Coach Randy [...]

Tennessee Titans Sue USC Over Assistant Coach

Last week, I was a guest on The Sports Zone with George and Willy on Nashville’s 104.5 to discuss the lawsuit filed by the Tennessee Titans against USC arising from the Trojans’ hiring of Titans running backs coach Kennedy Pola.  Here’s a summary of the points that we discussed. Why did the Titans sue? Timing [...]

Marist Claims Victory in Coaching Contract Suit

The willingness of a small New York university to enforce one of its coaching contracts in a court of law, may effect the virtual free-agency system that has long operated in collegiate athletics.  A New York Supreme Court entered a judgment of default in favor of Marist University in its lawsuit against James Madison University (JMU).  Marist alleged [...]

Edsall to Notre Dame Talk Shows All Coaches are Free Agents

The reports of Notre Dame’s interest in UConn Head Football Coach Randy Edsall serve as reminder of the tenuous nature of contractual relationships in collegiate athletics.  As the National Football Post’s Robert Boland wrote, “college contracts are made to be broken.”  Connecticut Sports Law has also documented the system of virtual free agency in the post Coaching [...]

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