Should Emmert Take Responsibility for NCAA’s Actions?’s Dana O’Neil has written an interesting piece on the fallout from the NCAA’s improper actions in the investigation of the University of Miami.  O’Neil examines the situation through the perspective of the NCAA’s treatment of head coaches - the NCAA holds coaches strictly liable for violations committed by their staff, even if they were not […]

Thank You to College Hoops Talk

Last night, I was a guest on “College Hoops Talk” with Terry O’Connor and Vincent Santilli, on WICC 600.  We discussed the breakup of the Big East Conference and what will happen to the Big East name, and also discussed the lawsuit brought by the State of Pennsylvania against the NCAA (for an excellent analysis of this suit, see […]

CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2012 - Part I

With 2012 coming to a close, I have compiled a list of the top story lines and accompanying blog posts from the past year.  Part I will list story lines 6 through 10; Part II will be posted on Monday and will include 2 through 5; and the top story line will be posted on Wednesday, […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Interested in Becoming a Sports Agent? Each year, students in my Sports Law class at Quinnipiac Law School are interested in becoming an agent.  Luckily, I co-teach the class with Rob Romano, who was an NFL agent for many years.  For those interested in becoming an NFL agent, Andrew Brandt’s recent article on is […]

Warren Zola on “The Summer of Sports Law”

Warren Zola, assistant dean in CGSOM and advisor to student athletes photographed in Yawkey football offices.

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Warren Zola has posted an outstanding article on The Huffington Post concerning the legal events that have shaped the sports landscape during the summer of 2012.  From the Olympics, to Penn State, to the labor issues in professional sports, and beyond, Zola has it covered.  For those of us who teach sports law, Zola also provides a great starting […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Golfer Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Caddy Rudolph Hermstadt, an amateur golf champion, was arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut after he was captured on a surveillance video choking and punching his caddy, Jeremy Eterginio, inside the 19th Hole Cafe at the East Mountain Golf Course on July 22.  The Associated Press (via the Hartford Courant) has the story.  […]

Transfer Rules for Penn State Football Players

Although the NCAA announced relaxed transfer rules for football players in the wake of the historic sanctions levied against the university, the details of these relaxed rules have been somewhat unclear.  Now that Penn State players are exercising their option, most notably Norwalk’s Silas Redd, who is transferring to USC, it is a good time to […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UFL to Return for Another Season The fledgling United Football League, which was thought to have met its demise last season, will be back for another season.  Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has the story on the UFL’s unlikely return and TV deal with CBS Sports Network. Was Penn State entitled to due process? […]