Friday Sports Briefs

Sonny Vaccaro Points Finger at Duke, UNC Sonny Vaccaro made news this week when he accused the NCAA of lacking the nerve to punish the likes of Duke and UNC.  Eric Prisbell of the USA Today (via the Sports Law Blog) has the story.  The story reminds me of the first time I saw Vaccaro […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Soccer Players Drafted by MLS UConn soccer players Andrew Jean-Baptiste and Tony Cascio were selected in the first round of the Major League Soccer (MLS) Draft, by the Portland Timbers and Colorado Rapids respectively.  Matthew Conyers of the Hartford Court has the story.  Ben Berger has some excellent coverage of the business aspects of the MLS […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Behind the NFL’s Labor Negotiations Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post takes a look behind the curtain at the mediation between the NFL and the NFL Players Association, with mediator George Cohen.  Brandt’s The Busine$$ of Football column is excellent reading for all NFL fans asking the question of whether there will be football in […]

Sports Law Careers: How to Get an Internship

In our Sports Law Careers series, we’ve explored  a number of issues facing those who envision a career in sports law or sports business.  Often times, one of the best suggestions is very simple: get an internship.  An internship can be invaluable for both the work experience and the professional contacts.  But the process of securing an […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Calhoun’s Unsigned Contract Stories concerning Jim Calhoun’s medical leave of absence from the UConn basketball team mentioned that he has yet to sign the contract extension that was nearly complete in December 2009. Although this may appear unusual, it reminded me of Robert Romano’s article Coaches – How Hard Is It to Sign a Multi-Million Dollar Contract?: […]

Tuesday Sports Briefs

Yankees Consider Use of Disparagement Clauses Following the release of a book in which Joe Torre discusses his years with the New York Yankees, sometimes in unflattering terms, the Yankees are considering inserting disparagement clauses into its coaching and managerial contracts.  For a legal analysis of the use of such clauses, see Michael McCann’s article […]

BC-Jagodzinski Contract: Expectations Unfulfilled

The power struggle between college football coaches and the universities for which they work, has taken some interesting twists and turns over the last year or so.  Coaches have long operated in a system of virtual free agency, with little regard for the binding nature of contracts.  Universities have attempted to fight the flight of their […]