Friday Sports Briefs

Yale, Quinnipiac Advance to NCAA Championship Game Congratulations to the Yale and Quinnipiac hockey teams, which will meet tomorrow night in the NCAA Championship game.  Mike Anthony has the stories of Quinnipiac’s 4-1 victory over St. Cloud State and Yale’s 3-2 victory over UMass Lowell. in the semi-finals. The Management of the Rutgers-Rice Situation Paul […]

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 ESPN.com is […]

Framing the Issues: Concussions and Sports Law

Concussions are a pervasive topic in the area of sports today and rightly so.  Increased awareness concerning the dangers of concussions could prevent some of the serious health conditions that many current and former athletes have experienced.  Such awareness could also have a transformative effect on various aspects of sports from rules to equipment to coaching to […]

Competitive Cheering a Varsity Sport? Quinnipiac Title IX Case May Provide Answers

UPDATE:  Judge Stefan R. Underhill has ruled that cheerleading is not a sports for the purposes of Title IX compliance.  More analysis to come. Quinnipiac University and its women’s volleyball team await the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Stefan R. Underhill in the Title IX case that was recently tried.  Although Title IX cases naturally […]

Connecticut 6 Classic Joins State’s Sports Scene

The past two nights have brought two fresh events to the Connecticut sports scene.  On one end of the spectrum, professional football visited Hartford in the form of the United Football League (UFL).  At the opposite end, six college basketball teams kicked off a showcase of Division I teams not named UConn. Inspired by the fifty-five year old “Philadelphia […]

Expert Analysis of Quinnipiac’s Compliance With Title IX

Connecticut Sports Law received an insightful comment to the post “Quinnipiac Volleyball Players Testify in Title IX Lawsuit” that is worth sharing.  The comment, from Kristine Newhall, contributor to the Title IX blog, goes beyond an explanation of the Title IX factors and applies them to Quinnipiac.  Here is an excerpt: [T]he three-prong test only requires […]

Sports Law and Business Events in Connecticut on Wednesday, November 19

Two events are being held in Connecticut tomorrow for those interested in sports law and business. The University of Connecticut School of Law is hosting a career panel tomorrow, November 19 at 12:30 pm, featuring UConn Athletic Director Jeff Hathaway and New York sports attorney Jeffrey Miskin.  For more information, click here. The Greater New […]

Quinnipiac, Central Connecticut Basketball Teams Penalized by NCAA, Lose Scholarships

The NCAA levied penalties against the Quinnipiac and Central Connecticut men’s basketball programs for failing to meet academic performance measures last season, according to a recently released NCAA report.  Quinnipiac lost two basketball scholarships, while Central Connecticut lost one. The NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) is the measure by which colleges and universities are judged.  The […]