UConn Basketball, the AAC and John Calipari

Congratulations to the UConn men and women’s basketball teams, which both advanced to their respective national championship games to be played on Monday and Tuesday night.  Here a couple of UConn stories from the Hartford Courant with sports business/sports law connections: Jeff Jacobs writes that UConn deserves a bigger stage than the American Athletic Conference. Dom Amore and Paul […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Hartford’s Asaph Schwapp Passes Away Former Notre Dame fullback and Hartford native Asaph Schwapp sadly passed away on Wednesday from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.  He was only twenty-six years old.  Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant wrote an excellent story on Schwapp, who, according to Doyle, was the first Hartford native to letter at Notre Dame in 65 […]

The Connecticut Whale Era is Over

The Connecticut Whale era has ended, as the team announced plans to return to its previous nickname, the Wolf Pack (for reasons unknown, according to Jeff Jacobs of the Hartford Courant).  The name change appears to signal an official break from the second Howard Baldwin administration, which was overcome by a bad lease and unanticipated expenses […]

Monday Sports Briefs

I wasn’t able to post Friday Sports Briefs last week.  In its place, Monday Sports Briefs: Big East Breakup Becomes Official Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant covers the official breakup of the Big East Conference.  Doyle also covers the impact of the Big East breakup on UConn. McCann Interviews Lance Armstrong Michael McCann of […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Catholic 7 Looks to Keep Big East Name Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant reports that negotiations are underway between the seven departing Catholic schools and the Big East Conference over the Big East name.  Doyle reports that talks are moving quickly and a resolution may be reached as soon as today. Free Global Business […]

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

Sports Law Symposium Season A number of law schools will be holding sports law panels and symposiums this month, including Harvard and Fordham.  These syposiums offer a great opportunity for students interested in sports law and sports professionals to learn and network. On March 23, Harvard Law School’s Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law will host […]

Friday Sports Briefs

New York Times Series on Derek Boogaard John Branch of the New York Times has published an outstanding series on Derek Boogaard, the late NHL player who passed away earlier this year at the age of 28.  “Punched Out, The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer” covers Boogaard’s rise through the junior leagues in Canada to the NHL and is […]