Friday Sports Briefs

Big East, West Virginia Settle Lawsuits The Big East Conference and West Virginia University settled their lawsuit over West Virginia’s attempted departure from the Conference.  Steve Berkowitz of USA Today has the story on the settlement, under which the Big East will receive $20 million and West Virginia can join the Big 12 later this year. […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn QB Box to Transfer Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant has the story on UConn quarterback Michael Box, who has decided to transfer.  Box, who was recently relegated to the running the scout team, reportedly is considering 1-AA schools such as Richmond, Delaware, Coastal Carolina and James Madison.  He should be eligible to play immediately by […]

Waivers: What Rights Do I Have With the NCAA?

I frequently have the privilege of advising student-athletes and their families in connection with various NCAA eligibility matters, including waivers.  No matter the type of waiver of sought, and no matter the circumstances, the opening question is usually the same: “what rights do I have with the NCAA?” An accurate answer to this question is none.  A student-athlete and his or […]

MLS Record $10 Million Transfer Carries Unique Risk for Villarreal

By Ben Berger Jozy Altidore, one of US Soccer’s most promising young stars, is on the move.  According to multiple sources, the New York Red Bulls forward has been sold to Spanish side Villarreal for a MLS record $10 million transfer.  Despite having multiple remaining years on his MLS contract, the Red Bulls made the decision […]