Friday Sports Briefs

The Significance of Marvin Miller Notre Dame Law School sports law professor Ed Edmonds has written an interesting piece on the significance of Major League Baseball leader Marvin Miller.  Miller recently passed away at the age of 95. Clark Booth also has an interesting piece in the Dorchester Reporter regarding Miller’s exclusion from the Baseball […]

UConn, Notre Dame to Play Football at Fenway?

Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant and Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe report that the Boston Red Sox are attempting to bring UConn and Notre Dame to Fenway Park for a football game in 2014.  It sounds as though the concept is in the exploratory phase, but it is undeniably interesting. The proposed UConn-Notre […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Trial of Jerry Sandusky Under Way in Pennsylvania Rob Romano has two interesting posts on the trial of Jerry Sandusky, examining the defense’s strategy in jury selection and analyzing the jurors that were chosen.  Excellent work Rob.  Michael McCann has also written an outstanding preview of the Sandusky trial for SI.com. NFL Concussion Lawsuits Consolidated The concussion lawsuits […]

Celebrate National Signing Day, But Beware of NLI

Last night, the UConn football program held its annual National Signing Day event, introducing fans to the newest Huskies.  The event drew a standing room only crowd, thought to be the best turnout to date.  Coach Paul Pasqualoni and his staff were entertaining and enthusiastic.  As always, it was a first-class event. Here is the list of players that […]

CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2011 – Part I

With 2011 coming to a close, I have compiled a list of the top story lines and accompanying blog posts from the past year.  Part I will list story lines 6 through 10; Part II will be posted tomorrow and will include 2 through 5; and the top story line will be posted on Tuesday, […]

UConn Transfers Demonstrate NCAA Football Transfer Rule

During the preseason, four UConn football players, Leon Kinnard, Gerrard Sheppard, Malik Generett and Michael Box, left the university to transfer to a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) school – better known as Division I-AA.  All four players were reportedly eligible to compete for their new schools immediately. The commonly held assumption is that these student-athletes are not required to […]

UConn QB Competition Continues

For those of you following the University of Connecticut’s quarterback competition this preseason there were a couple of good stories coming out of UConn’s media day: Jeff Jacobs: Introducing UConn’s QB Contenders – Jeff Jacobs, Hartford Courant Chasing Orlovsky: Can UConn QBs come close to its finest QB’s numbers? – Neil Ostrout, Connecticut Post 4 UConn teammates […]

UConn Players Impress at NFL Combine

In 2009, the UConn football program left an undeniable impression upon the NFL Draft, with four players chosen in the first two rounds.  In 2010, two UConn players were chosen.  UConn looks to continue its success in the 2011 NFL Draft, and is off to an excellent start with an all-time high of six players invited […]