Are Reassignment Clauses Underutilized in College Coaching Contracts?

At the end of the last college football season, I was asked an interesting question regarding the use of reassignment clauses in collegiate coaching contracts: If a coach is “under-performing” but is under contract with a school, why not reassign the coach rather than terminate the coach?  Why pay the remainder of the coach’s contract or buyout the coach when he […]

Warren Zola on “The Summer of Sports Law”

Warren Zola has posted an outstanding article on The Huffington Post concerning the legal events that have shaped the sports landscape during the summer of 2012.  From the Olympics, to Penn State, to the labor issues in professional sports, and beyond, Zola has it covered.  For those of us who teach sports law, Zola also provides a great starting […]

Connecticut Law Tribune Features Dan Fitzgerald

I am pleased to announce that the Connecticut Law Tribune included me in its “Dozen Who Made a Difference” feature, focusing on my work in the area of sports law (click on the link to read press release).  The article, written by Christian Nolan, discusses some of my recent guest speaking engagements as well as my work providing advice to […]

Sports Law Careers: How to Get an Internship

In our Sports Law Careers series, we’ve explored  a number of issues facing those who envision a career in sports law or sports business.  Often times, one of the best suggestions is very simple: get an internship.  An internship can be invaluable for both the work experience and the professional contacts.  But the process of securing an […]

Yankees Consider Legal Action Against Construction Worker

The New York Yankees are apparently considering legal action against the Red Sox-rooting construction worker who buried a David Ortiz jersey in the concrete of the Yankees’ new stadium.  It would appear that both criminal and civil charges could be filed against Gino Castignoli, who turned his one day of work on the new Yankees’ […]