UConn Passed Over by ACC in Favor of Louisville

Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant reports that the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) will invite Louisville, not UConn, to join the conference.  UConn, who has been passed over for ACC membership at least twice, has publicly lobbied for a spot in the ACC (through Governor Dannel Malloy, no less).  Doyle writes that UConn was viewed as the […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Pop Warner Limits Contact in Practice to Avoid Concussions From Kurt Warner to Tom Brady Sr., there has been a lot of recent talk concerning whether kids should play football in light of the dangers posed by concussions. In response to these concerns, the Pop Warner youth football organization has implemented new rules limiting contact in practice, according to the […]

Friday Sports Briefs

NFLPA Sues NFL for Collusion The National Football League Players Association has filed suit against the National Football League in connection with salary cap penalties levied against the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins.  To get the flavor of this case, see articles by ESPN’s Andrew Brandt and Sports Illustrated’s Michael McCann. Pitt Files Suit Against The Big East […]

Sumlin to Texas A&M: The Risk of Making a Jump

I’ve often discussed the virtual free agency that exists in collegiate coaching, where coaches are often allowed to leave for greener pastures without regard for their existing contracts.  There is great risk, however, in jumping to a high-profile job.  Rising coaching stars must carefully weigh the allure of new opportunities against the risks, as they can quickly lose their shine with a […]

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New York Times Series on Derek Boogaard John Branch of the New York Times has published an outstanding series on Derek Boogaard, the late NHL player who passed away earlier this year at the age of 28.  “Punched Out, The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer” covers Boogaard’s rise through the junior leagues in Canada to the NHL and is […]