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? […]

Friday Sports Briefs

NCAA Reforms Discussed Christian Dennie of the College Sports Law Blog has posted an excellent summary of the issues discussed at the recent NCAA Convention held in Indianapolis, covering items such as multiyear scholarships, the $2,000 stipend and the “Cam Newton Loophole.” Kansas, Weis and another Transfer Dispute In the wake of the Todd O’Brien case, […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Adding Members to the Big East May Help Defend Against West Virginia Suit  Alicia Jessop over at the Business of College Sports has an interesting post on how the Big East needs to add members now, in part to defend against the lawsuit brought by West Virginia.  The Big East reportedly sent out invitations to  Boise […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Booster on Coaching Search, Conference Realignment Neil Vigdor of the News Times checks in with Robert Burton, the UConn booster who made headlines in January over the lack of input that he was given in the search for a new football coach.  See UConn Football Donor Requests Return of Donation After Coaching Hire and UConn and […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Big 12 Schools Delay Texas A&M’s Move to the SEC Texas A&M’s move from the Big 12 to the SEC has hit a snag as Baylor, among other schools, has reportedly refused to waive its rights to sue A&M and the SEC over the move.  Pete Thamel of the New York Times has the story.  In addition, Temple […]

Friday Sports Briefs

John Mackey Passes Away John Mackey, a member of the NFL Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 69.   As a tight end for the Baltimore Colts and San Diego Chargers, Mackey caught 331 passes for 5,236 yards and 38 touchdowns over 10 seasons.  Mackey’s significance went well beyond his substantial on-field accomplishments.  He helped found the NFL […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Hanson Sues Cable, Raiders In light of the fact that I am currently on the left coast, it seems appropriate to mention the latest legal news coming from the Oakland Raiders.  Former assistant coach Randy Hanson has filed a civil suit against the Raiders and Head Coach Tom Cable.  Hanson alleges that he was assaulted during […]

Wednesday Sports Briefs

New NFL Litigation Michael McCann over at Sports Law Blog was interviewed on Dryer v. NFL, in which a group of retired NFL players are suing the NFL under the Lanham Act over the NFL’s and NFL Film’s use of their identities. Connecticut Players in NFL Camps The Hartford Courant has a blurb on each player with Connecticut […]