UFL Reduces Transfer Fee; Patriots First to Sign Player to Active Roster

The UFL has modified its $150,000 transfer fee, which Connecticut Sports Law covered this week.  With the recent change, an NFL team can sign a UFL player to its active roster for a reduced fee of $25,000.  In addition, the fee can be paid by either the NFL team or the player.  Here’s what the […]

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: 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 […]

UFL Commissioner to Address Connecticut Sports Lawyers

Michael Hugyhue, Commissioner of the United Football League (UFL), will address the Connecticut Bar Association’s Sports & Entertainment Law Section on Tuesday night at 6 pm, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.  Hugyhue will discuss some of the legal and business issues faced by the UFL as well as the speculation surrounding the league’s addition […]

True Color of Hartford’s UFL Fans Remains to be Seen

By Dan Canavan While sitting in the Rentschler Field press box preparing for Thursday night’s UFL contest, my colleague Dan Fitzgerald leaned over and whispered: “which team is which?”   The teams had just run out on to the field through a pyrotechnic display, and with all the pregame excitement, press box buffet and Doug Flutie […]

Commissioner Huyghue Discusses UFL at Rentschler Field

UFL Commissioner Michael Huyghue spoke to the assembled media at Rentschler Field on a variety of items concerning the business of  the UFL.  Here are some notes and highlights from the discussion: Single Entity The UFL employs a single entity business model.  All teams share a single training facility and one General Manager handles personnel matters for all four […]

False Start: UFL Not Coming to Hartford in 2009

Although the upstart United Football League continued to tout Hartford as a home for one of the league’s inaugural franchises to begin play in 2009, details were severely lacking.  In fact, an owner or home field was never firmly secured.  A “Hartford/New York” team was recently referred to by the UFL, furthering the impression that Hartford […]

United Football League Coming to Hartford?

Michael Huyghue, Commissioner of the start-up United Football League, told Sports Illustrated’s Peter King that the league will begin play with six teams, including a team in Hartford.  The Hartford squad will reportedly play at Rentschler Field, home of the UConn Huskies.  The other teams include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Orlando, and New York. […]