Trial Begins in Quinnipiac Volleyball Title IX Case

Trial in the Title IX lawsuit brought by members of the Quinnipiac University volleyball program against the University is set to begin today in United States District Court in Bridgeport. Doug Malan of the Connecticut Law Tribune has a nice piece on the case.  Malan writes that although Quinnipiac reinstated the volleyball program after the […]

National Signing Day Brings Excitement, Issues for Minors

By Davidson G. Lucas The television rating for the NFL draft increased 62% between 2002 and 2008[1].  Fans of professional teams are interested to see which college players will be selected by their team while college football fans tune in to see where the recently departed stars from their team will play professionally.  The NFL draft is organized […]

National Signing Day: The Law of Letters of Intent

Another National Signing Day in college football is upon us – an exciting and joyous occasion for high school student-athletes preparing to play ball at the next level.  But student-athletes and their families should enter into a Letter of Intent with eyes wide open, as this contract is fraught with legal issues.  Connecticut Sports Law has covered these issues in some detail: Signing […]

Sports Briefs

Future of Quinnipiac Volleyball Still in Doubt? A recent post on the Title IX Blog discusses the state of women’s volleyball at Quinnipiac.  More specifically, the post queries whether Quinnipiac will consider once again cutting its volleyball team, now that competitive cheering has resolved the school’s gender inequities. For more on the Quinnipiac Title IX […]

Connecticut 6 Classic: State’s Midmajors Seek Basketball Spotlight

A brand new, seasoning-opening college basketball tournament is coming to Connecticut this fall.  The Connecticut 6 Classic was announced yesterday, and is drawing attention as much for the six involved schools – Quinnipiac, Fairfield, Yale, Hartford, Central Connecticut and Sacred Heart – as the school that has been left out – UConn. The exclusion of UConn […]

Quinnipiac Volleyball Team Reinstated After Injunction

On the heels of a Federal Court injunction preventing Quinnipiac from dropping its women’s volleyball team until a full trial could be held, the university announced that the team had been reinstated.  However, that was not the last word for Quinnipiac, which also announced that it was cutting its men’s indoor track team.  Quinnipiac has […]

Quinnipiac Volleyball Players Testify in Title IX Lawsuit

Michael P. Mayko and MariAn Gail Brown of the Connecticut Post quoted me in an article about the Title IX lawsuit against Quinnipiac University concerning the school’s decision to drop women’s volleyball from its athletic program.  I was quoted on connection with the three prongs of the test for Title IX compliance: Even if the number […]

Title IX Lawsuit Brings More Unwanted Attention for Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac University’s athletic program appeared to be riding high in recent years.  In January 2007, the $52 million TD BankNorth Center opened, providing a state-of-the-art facility and key recruiting  tool for its basketball and hockey programs.  A few months later, Quinnipiac hired former UConn assistant Tom Moore to coach its men’s basketball team.  Moore used his […]