Friday Sports Briefs

Nerlens Noel Injury The knee injury suffered by Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel has prompted discussion about the NBA’s rule requiring players to wait one year after high school graduation before entering the NBA Draft.  Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports discusses the “charade” of  the one and done rule.  Warren K. Zola discusses the rule on the Sports Law […]

Miami’s Dealings with Al Golden Provide Lessons for Negotiating Coaching Contracts

Sports Litigation Alert recently featured my latest article on the Al Golden – University of Miami situation, in its September 9, 2011 issue.  The article, which I have posted below, provides a more detailed analysis of the lessons that coaches can learn from this story (click on the following link to see the reprint in PDF  Miami’s Dealings with Al Golden Provide […]

Friday Sports Briefs: College Football Edition

Al Golden and the Case for Longer Coaching Contracts Dave Krieder of MaxPreps has written an excellent article on his interview with Tom Lemming about Miami football coach Al Golden.  Lemming believes that Miami needs to extend Golden’s contract to allow him to clean up the program.  Lemming also believes that longer contracts would alleviate cheating by […]

Yahoo! Sports: Miami, Nevin Shapiro and NCAA Violations

Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports reports that former Miami football booster Nevin Shapiro provided millions of dollars in impermissible benefits to at least 72 athletes from 2002 through 2010.  The story, in the midst of various discussions of reform in collegiate athletics and pay-for-play, could have far-reaching ramifications.  The details of the benefits provided to Miami football players by […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Clemens Indicted on Charges of Perjury A federal grand jury indicted Roger Clemens for allegedly lying to Congress over his use of performance enhancing drugs.  Clemens, via Twitter, has denied the charges: ”I never took HGH or Steroids. And I did not lie to Congress. I look forward to challenging the Governments accusations, and hope […]

New Hartford Whalers Merchandise On the Market

A few months back, I wrote that the registration for the mark “Hartford Whalers” had expired.  This discussion is relevant, because new Hartford Whalers jerseys are back on the market.  According to Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports’ blog Puck Daddy, is selling 1979 Hartford Whalers replica jerseys: Strike up the Brass Bonanza, because that’s about to change. […]

UConn Recruiting Violations Links

Despite UConn’s Final Four matchup with Michigan State tomorrow, details surrounding UConn’s alleged recruiting violations continue to be explored. Dave Altimari of the Hartford Courant discusses UConn’s legal fees in connection with the allegations: In the past two years the state has paid Bond, Schoeneck & King, a firm with offices in Overland Park, Kan., […]

Monday Sports Briefs: UConn Basketball Edition

The UConn men’s basketball team, in advancing to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament, did its best to remove the accusations of NCAA violations from the front of the sports page.  Nevertheless, the alleged NCAA violations continue to be explored. Paul Doyle of The Hartford Courant examines how UConn’s administration and oversight of its […]