CT State Representative: Athletes Should be Able to Unionize

Dillon,%20Patricia1

Connecticut continues to be on the cutting edge of collegiate sports law, as a state representative has entered the unionization conversation. Connecticut State Representative Patricia Dillon recently announced that she is looking into legislation that would allow athletes from public universities in Connecticut to unionize.  Rep. Dillon’s announcement came in response to UConn basketball player Shabazz Napier, who when […]

UConn Huskies, National Champions!

Doucette UConn

Congratulations to the UConn Huskies, who defeated the Kentucky Wildcats last night to win their fourth NCAA championship in 16 years.  There were so many storylines with UConn’s improbable run: Shabazz Napier’s MVP performance and his comments on the efforts of Northwestern football players to unionize; Kevin Ollie winning a National Championship in only his second year […]

UConn Basketball, the AAC and John Calipari

hc-uconn-logo-20130404-011

Congratulations to the UConn men and women’s basketball teams, which both advanced to their respective national championship games to be played on Monday and Tuesday night.  Here a couple of UConn stories from the Hartford Courant with sports business/sports law connections: Jeff Jacobs writes that UConn deserves a bigger stage than the American Athletic Conference. Dom Amore and Paul […]

Friday Sports Briefs

uconn-country1

UConn, Danbury Whalers Eye Championship The UConn men’s basketball team competes in the Final Four this weekend in Dallas, tipping off against Florida on Saturday evening.  The UConn women’s basketball team will also compete in the Final Four, playing Stanford on Sunday night.  Last but not least, the Danbury Whalers look to defend their Federal Hockey League […]

4 Ways Colleges May Keep the Coaching Stars of March Madness

Bball Gym

When UConn defeated Michigan State on Sunday, the fans at Madison Square Garden chanted the name of Huskies’ second-year coach, Kevin Ollie.  This underscores the fact that college athletic teams are often associated with their head coach.  For colleges, the success of one of their coaches reinforces the need to have entered into contracts that […]

Connecticut Sports Law: 6 Years and Blogging

istock_000003705748small1.jpg

This week marks the sixth anniversary of the launch of Connecticut Sports Law.  Six years ago yesterday, I was discussing the proposed UConn-Notre Dame football series, which ultimately consisted of only one very enjoyable game in South Bend.  I continue to enjoy writing for this site and the area of sports law has cooperated nicely, providing a seemingly […]

UConn Fires Coach Pasqualoni, Will Pay Buyout

PP

UConn dismissed head football coach Paul Pasqualoni on Monday, following a 41-12 loss to Buffalo.  Although Pasqualoni’s eventual dismissal appeared inevitable in light of the Huskies’ 0-4 start, which includes a loss to Towson State and a missed opportunity to upset Michigan, the timing was a surprise in that a change was made mid-season.  Offensive Coordinator T.J. Weist […]

UConn Opposes Connecticut Student-Athlete Legislation

hc-uconn-logo-20130404-011

As I wrote last month, in a post entitled “Should UConn Set Aside Funds to Benefit Student-Athletes?“, the Connecticut General Assembly has introduced legislation, that, if it becomes law, would assist student-athletes whose scholarships have not been renewed due to injury or illness or whose eligibility has expired.  Proposed Bill 205, An Act Concerning Scholarships for […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 941 other followers