Friday Sports Briefs

NFLPA Sues NFL for Collusion The National Football League Players Association has filed suit against the National Football League in connection with salary cap penalties levied against the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins.  To get the flavor of this case, see articles by ESPN’s Andrew Brandt and Sports Illustrated’s Michael McCann. Pitt Files Suit Against The Big East […]

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. […]

Rutgers-UConn Rivalry Deserves a Bigger Stage

By Richard Kent There is some talent in Big East football.  The perception nationally is much worse than the reality.  Cincinnati is a legitimate Top 10 team.  Pittsburgh has some great young talent.  Noel Devine is a great running back for West Virginia. The Conference needs a 9th team, if for no other reason than to […]

Power Struggle: Rodriguez, Schiano Demonstrate Change in Collegiate Football Coaching Contracts

The dynamic between the coaches of Division I football teams and the universities that employ them is quickly becoming a hot topic.  The ever-increasing popularity of the college game coupled with the vast financial opportunities have thrust coaches into the spotlight.  As players only wear the  colors of their university for only three or four years,  head coaches have become the proverbial faces […]