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

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, […]

Sports Lawyers Association Conference Wrap Up

I attended the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) Annual Conference last week in Atlanta, Georgia.  For those unfamiliar with the conference, it is the largest and most prominent gathering of sports attorneys in the country.  Lawyers from most major sports leagues, teams and organizations attend as well as agents and representatives of the NCAA. Attendance was excellent, with approximately 700 attendees, […]

Thank You to Quinnipiac Law School

Last night, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion on legal issues in college sports at Quinnipiac University Law School.  The event, hosted by the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and Career Services, was outstanding.  Tracey Flynn, Associate Athletic Director at Quinnipiac University offered great perspective on NCAA compliance issues and proposed […]

Should the NCAA punish Penn State for “lack of institutional control?”

By John M. Burnor The NCAA may find the requisite authority to penalize Penn State University for a lack of institutional control, but it should not exercise its authority to punish the school. The idea of institutional control exists to clarify the notion that responsibility follows the chain of command and ultimately ends with the institution […]