Friday Sports Briefs

Sonny Vaccaro Points Finger at Duke, UNC Sonny Vaccaro made news this week when he accused the NCAA of lacking the nerve to punish the likes of Duke and UNC.  Eric Prisbell of the USA Today (via the Sports Law Blog) has the story.  The story reminds me of the first time I saw Vaccaro […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Connecticut Whale Facing Challenges in Hartford Howard Baldwin and the Connecticut Whale are facing financial challenges stemming from a seemingly one-sided lease with the XL Center and a lack of interest from city and state officials.  Baldwin’s enthusiasm, on display with last year’s Whalefest, has not translated into support for the AHL teal, not to […]

College Players Should Be Represented By Counsel Before NCAA

University of North Carolina (UNC) football player Michael McAdoo has filed suit against UNC and the NCAA in connection with his ban from collegiate athletics.  McAdoo’s lawsuit is multifaceted.  But one of his allegations against UNC is that the school failed to advise McAdoo that he could be represented by his own legal counsel in connection with NCAA proceedings.  UNC […]

Friday Sports Briefs

John Mackey Passes Away John Mackey, a member of the NFL Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 69.   As a tight end for the Baltimore Colts and San Diego Chargers, Mackey caught 331 passes for 5,236 yards and 38 touchdowns over 10 seasons.  Mackey’s significance went well beyond his substantial on-field accomplishments.  He helped found the NFL […]