Another Perspective on the ACC’s Snub of UConn

Yesterday, I asked Dan Canavan to weigh in on my post regarding the ACC’s snub of UConn.  My basic argument was that UConn, and in particular UConn football, is undervalued by the ACC.  Here’s what Dan had to say: I’m not persuaded by the arguments that UConn has recently experienced success in football.  As Jeff Jacobs […]

A Working Proposal to Change NCAA Transfer Rules

NCAA transfer rules are in dire need of an overhaul. Last year, the problems with the NCAA’s transfer rules were revealed to the public by way of a few high-profile cases: Todd O’Brien, a basketball player was denied a final year of eligibility after St. Joseph’s refused to provide him with a waiver to compete at UAB […]

Michael Nebrich Demonstrates NCAA Transfer Rule in Football

Around this time last year four UConn football players, Leon Kinnard, Gerrard Sheppard, Malik Generett and Michael Box, transferred to Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) schools – better known as Division I-AA.  These transfers provided the opportunity to discuss the applicable NCAA transfer rule.  The recent transfer of quarterback Michael Nebrich from UConn to Fordham provides a reason to revisit the rule.  […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Big East, West Virginia Settle Lawsuits The Big East Conference and West Virginia University settled their lawsuit over West Virginia’s attempted departure from the Conference.  Steve Berkowitz of USA Today has the story on the settlement, under which the Big East will receive $20 million and West Virginia can join the Big 12 later this year. […]

From the Vault: Edsall Leaves Behind A Better Program

The news that Randy Edsall is leaving UConn to take over the football program at the University of Maryland is certainly disappointing.  Moreover, there are numerous reports that Edsall’s handling of his departure following the Fiesta Bowl was less than ideal.  From a legal perspective, it’s interesting to note that Edsall’s buyout clause calls for him […]

From the Vault: Edsall to Notre Dame Talk Shows All Coaches are Free Agents

The annual Randy Edsall Watch is underway in Connecticut with reports that Coach Edsall has discussed the University of Miami’s coaching vacancy with the University’s Athletic Director.  These reports remind me of the following article that I wrote about the state of collegiate coaching contracts. The reports of Notre Dame’s interest in UConn Head Football Coach Randy […]

Natick and UConn’s McCummings Receives Accolades

Scott McCummings, an incoming freshman at UConn  from Natick (Mass.) High School, and potential Huskies quarterback of the future, was named Male Athlete of the Year by the Metrowest Daily News.  Here’s an excerpt of the article: Scott took the reins of the offense as a sophomore, and he never turned back. He threw for 14 touchdowns in his […]

Should Connecticut HS Coaches Encourage Players to Consider UConn?

Anyone who watched ESPN’s “30 for 30” documentary “The U” recognizes how important it is for Division I college football programs to win the recruiting battles in their home state.  An important element in the recruitment of high school players is the university’s relationship with the high school football coaches throughout the state. Randy Edsall […]