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

Lawyers and the Tim Tebow Trade Brian Socolow, new to the Sports Law Blog, has posted an interesting thought about the Tim Tebow trade and the Jets’ use of attorneys.  Solcolow makes an excellent point – that lawyers need to be involved early in the process of virtually any legal matter.  I covered the same topic […]

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. […]

Trends in the Roles of College Athletic Directors

Steve Berkowitz and Jodi Upton of the USA Today recently featured an interesting article on collegiate athletic directors and their salaries, comparing them to CEOs of corporations.  (Also see their chart with the salaries of Division I athletic directors).  Both athletic directors featured, Mark Hollis of Michigan State and Dave Brandon of Michigan, have extensive […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Big 12 Schools Delay Texas A&M’s Move to the SEC Texas A&M’s move from the Big 12 to the SEC has hit a snag as Baylor, among other schools, has reportedly refused to waive its rights to sue A&M and the SEC over the move.  Pete Thamel of the New York Times has the story.  In addition, Temple […]