Key Points of UConn’s Response to NCAA Allegations

For months people have speculated about UConn’s response to the NCAA’s allegations of wrongdoing during the recruitment of former Husky Nate Miles.  (See Connecticut Sports Law post Will UConn Basketball Be Banned from Postseason?).  There is no need for further speculation, as UConn has released its response to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations.  As anticipated, UConn recommends […]

Will UConn Basketball Be Banned from Postseason?

David Borges of the New Haven Register quoted me in his article “The Nate wait continues: UConn’s response to Miles allegations upcoming” which appeared in today’s paper.  The article focuses on the potential sanctions that UConn may be faced with, and particularly focuses on the possibility of a postseason ban.  Here are some of my comments: […]

UConn Assistants Resign Amid NCAA Probe

University of Connecticut assistant coach Patrick Sellers and director of basketball operations Beau Archibald have resigned from their positions at UConn in the wake of the NCAA’s investigation of rules violations in connection with the recruitment of one-time Husky Nate Miles.  UConn has planned a press conference today, at 10 am in Gampel Pavilion, to discuss […]

CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2009: Part II

Here are Connecticut Sports Law’s top story lines of 2009, from 2 through 5.  Click here to see 6 through 10. 2.   Oliver v. NCAA.  Does a student-athlete have a right to legal counsel when negotiating a contract with a Major League Baseball Team?  A Ohio judge thinks so, but the NCAA disagrees.  Although this […]

Monday Sports Briefs: UConn Basketball Edition

The UConn men’s basketball team, in advancing to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament, did its best to remove the accusations of NCAA violations from the front of the sports page.  Nevertheless, the alleged NCAA violations continue to be explored. Paul Doyle of The Hartford Courant examines how UConn’s administration and oversight of its […]

3 Points on UConn’s Alleged NCAA Violations

In today’s Hartford Courant, Paul Doyle examines the biggest story in Connecticut sports – the allegations that UConn violated NCAA rules during the recruitment of Nate Miles.  As you’ll see, I am quoted in the story (the Courant’s print version identifies me as “Daniel Fitzpatrick”, instead of Daniel Fitzgerald…which is slightly better than the first time […]

Yahoo! Reports that UConn Broke Recruiting Rules

Yahoo! Sports has reported that UConn may have committed major violations of NCAA rules in the recruitment of basketball player Nate Miles.  In a story written by Adrian Wojnarowski and Dan Wetzel,  UConn is linked to former student manager turned agent Josh Nochimson in connection with two potential violations of NCAA rules in the recruitment of Miles. […]

Nate Miles Appeals

Updating an ongoing story, UCONN Hoops freshman Nate Miles has filed an appeal with the University in an effort to reverse his expulsion.  http://www.connpost.com/sports/ci_10691306.  According to his legal guardian Sean Patterson, the intent of the appeal is academic, not athletic. As noted in ctsportslaw.com last week, the restraining order directed against Miles has been dismissed […]