Friday Sports Briefs

Bobby Valentine Introduced as Red Sox Manager Stamford’s Bobby Valentine was named the 45th manager of the Boston Red Sox.  Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe has a great article on Valentine and his connection to his hometown. Here’s video of the press conference introducing Valentine, via CBS Sports:   Putting a Face on the NCAA […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Jerry Sandusky Interview Michael McCann of SI.com and Sports Law Blog, has written an article on the legal implications of Jerry Sandusky’s interview with Bob Costas.  McCann answers these questions: In terms of legal strategy, what did we learn from Sandusky’s interview with Costas? Will Joe Paterno be charged with a crime? If so, when? How […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Offers Scholarship to Masuk QB Casey Cochran Sean Patrick Bowley of the Connecticut Post reports that UConn has offered Masuk quarterback Casey Cochran a football scholarship.  Cochran, who has also been offered a scholarship by Boston College, is the son of well-known high school coach Jack Cochran.   He’s coached by John Murphy at Masuk and also trains with […]

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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

NFL Coaches File Brief in Lockout Case Rob Romano has the story on the NFL Coaches Association, which recently filed a brief in support of NFL players in the Eighth Circuit court in connection with the NFL lockout case. “Owners and fans increasingly demand immediate success, and coaches whose teams cannot fulfill such severe expectations face […]