CT Sports Law’s Top Story Lines of 2013 – Part I

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6.  The topic of NCAA Transfer Rules has captured the attention of the general media.  Although these rules are in dire need of change, we offered some tips for navigating the current system. 7.  The Connecticut Whale Era ended, leaving the future of professional hockey in Hartford in doubt. 8.  Johnny Manziel had a busy year, […]

CT Sports Law’s Top Story Line of 2012

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1.  Although college coaches are essentially free to move from school to school (often with the payment of a buyout provision, or some portion thereof), student-athletes remain hamstrung by NCAA transfer rules, which limit their athletic opportunities.  Starting with the 2011 stories involving Todd O’Brien, Brock Berglund and Danny O’Brien, CT Sports Law examined NCAA transfer rules […]

A Working Proposal to Change NCAA Transfer Rules

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NCAA transfer rules are in dire need of an overhaul. Last year, the problems with the NCAA’s transfer rules were revealed to the public by way of a few high-profile cases: Todd O’Brien, a basketball player was denied a final year of eligibility after St. Joseph’s refused to provide him with a waiver to compete at UAB […]

Friday Sports Briefs

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UConn Prevails in FOIA Case The Connecticut Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling allowing the University of Connecticut to classify lists of donors and supporters, including season ticket holders for athletic teams, as trade secrets, allowing UConn to keep such information private.  Click here for a copy of the Court’s decision.  For the background […]

Gunner Kiel Demonstrates that Verbal Commitments Are Not Binding

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Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics recently featured my article on Gunner Kiel and verbal commitments in the recruiting process.  (Click on the following link to view the article in PDF: Gunner Kiel Demonstrates that Verbal Commitments Are Not Binding).  I have also posted the article below.   My sincere thanks to Holt Hackney, publisher of Legal Issues in Collegiate […]

Laws Help Recruited Student-Athletes Ask the Right Questions

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Sports Litigation Alert and Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics recently featured my article on the Student-Athletes’ Right to Know Act in their November 2011 issues.  (Click on the following link to view the article in PDF: LICA 13-1 reprint Student-Athletes Right to Know Act).  I have also posted the article below.   My sincere thanks to Holt Hackney, publisher […]

Savage Transfer From Rutgers Demonstrates NCAA Release Requirement

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Former Rutgers quarterback Tom Savage, a starter for the Scarlet Knights as a freshman, intends to transfer to another university.  Pursuant to NCAA rules, Savage has asked for his release from Rutgers to contact other universities regarding his potential transfer.    Savage, however, has encountered a common road block – Rutgers has denied his request for […]