Legal Challenges in Connecticut Collegiate Athletic Departments

I am pleased to announce that I will be participating in a panel discussion at the Connecticut Bar Association’s annual meeting on June 17, 2013, entitled “Legal Challenges in Connecticut Collegiate Athletic Departments.”  The panel will run from 9:30 to 11:30 am and is sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Committee. Here is a […]

Monday Sports Briefs

I wasn’t able to post Friday Sports Briefs last week.  In its place, Monday Sports Briefs: Big East Breakup Becomes Official Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant covers the official breakup of the Big East Conference.  Doyle also covers the impact of the Big East breakup on UConn. McCann Interviews Lance Armstrong Michael McCann of […]

CBA Roundtable Discussion: Biediger v. Quinnipiac University

I am pleased to announce that I’ll be a speaker at a Connecticut Bar Association event entitled “Brown Bag Lunch and Learn, Biediger v. Quinnipiac University”, on October 25, 2012 from 12:00 to 1:00 at Pullman and Comley in Bridgeport.  The other speakers are Alex V. Hernandez and Jonathan B. Orleans, attorneys for the plaintiffs in […]

Quinnipiac Loses Appeal in Title IX Case

The U.S. Appeals Court for the Second Circuit upheld the U.S. District Court’s decision that Quinnipiac University violated Title IX when it cut it women’s volleyball team, despite the university’s addition of competitive cheerleading.  Pat Eaton-Robb of the Associated Press has the story.  The Court stated as follows: “Like the district court, we acknowledge record […]

New York Times: Colleges Manipulate Rosters to Comply With Title IX

Katie Thomas of the New York Times has published an outstanding article on some colleges’ practice of manipulating the rosters of their women’s athletic teams to comply with Title IX.  Here is an excerpt of the article: …as women have grown to 57 percent of American colleges’ enrollment, athletic programs have increasingly struggled to field a proportional number of […]

CT Sports Law’s Top Story Lines of 2010 - Part II

Here are Connecticut Sports Law’s top story lines of 2010, from 2 through 5.  Click here to see 6 through 10. 2.  Marist University’s lawsuit against James Madison University provides another chapter in the story of virtual free agency in college coaching. A Beacon in Poughkeepsie: Marist Claims Victory Over James Madison in Coaching Contract Suit More on Marist […]

Decision in Quinnipiac Title IX Case Puts Schools on Notice

Michael Mayko of the Connecticut Post interviewed me for his article, “Ruling sends strong message to other schools”, concerning the case of Biediger v. Quinnipiac University.  With respect to the precential value of Judge Underhill’s decision that cheerleading shiould not be considered a sport for Title IX compliance purposes, I had the following observation: “This ruling puts schools […]

Judge Underhill’s Memorandum of Decision in Biediger v. Quinnipiac University

For those of you who are interested, I have attached Judge Underhill’s Memorandum of Decision in Biediger v. Quinnipiac University.  Judge Underhill found, in part, that varsity cheerleading should not be considered a sports for the purposes of compliance with Title IX.  Stay tuned for more analysis. Quinnipiac Title IX Decision