O’Bannon Prevails Over NCAA

Friday afternoon proved to be an important day in sports law, as U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of the class of plaintiffs led by former UCLA star Ed O’Bannon.  In short, Judge Wilken held that the NCAA must eliminate its rules that prohibit college athletes from receiving compensation for commercial use of their names, images and likenesses.  […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Fairfield County Sports Commission Hall of Fame Inductions Chris Elsberry of the Connecticut Post has a great article on Joe DeSantis and Bennett Salvatore who were inducted as the Class of 2011 into the Fairfield County Sports Commission Hall of Fame.  Here is a quick background on both inductees, from Elsberry’s story: DeSantis played at Fairfield […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Congratulations to Footiebusiness, Ben Berger Connecticut Sports Law Guest Columnist Ben Berger celebrated the 1-year anniversary of his blog Footiebusiness this week.  Ben offers links to his favorite posts from the past year: 1.  Our interviews with various MLS Marketing Directors and front office reps about the marketing of American soccer. 2.  Our series on […]