Friday Sports Briefs: March Madness Edition

UConn Beats St. Joseph’s In Overtime UConn managed to advance in the NCAA Tournament by beating St. Joseph’s last night in overtime, 89-81.  Dom Amore of the Hartford Courant has the story. Jay Bilas Profiled Marc Tracy has written an excellent profile of ESPN’s Jay Bilas for New Republic entitled “The Most Righteous Man at ESPN.”  Bilas, of […]

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 […]

NCAA Denies Todd O’Brien’s Appeal; Reform Necessary

ESPN is reporting that Todd O’Brien’s final appeal in his waiver request was denied by the NCAA.  Andy Katz writes, “Saint Joseph’s has finally won. It’s over. Todd O’Brien won’t play college basketball this season for UAB.”  For those of you who are unfamiliar with O’Brien’s story, see my post Todd O’Brien Denied Release By St. Joseph’s. […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Soccer Players Drafted by MLS UConn soccer players Andrew Jean-Baptiste and Tony Cascio were selected in the first round of the Major League Soccer (MLS) Draft, by the Portland Timbers and Colorado Rapids respectively.  Matthew Conyers of the Hartford Court has the story.  Ben Berger has some excellent coverage of the business aspects of the MLS […]

Todd O’Brien Denied Release By St. Joseph’s

SI.com has posted an interesting letter from Todd O’Brien, a former basketball player at St. Joseph’s University presently attending the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB).  O’Brien transferred to UAB as a graduate student and intended to take advantage of the same NCAA rule that allows graduate students, such as Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson, to transfer for their last year of eligibility […]