Syracuse Tops CBB Attendance Again Memphis Raises Football Ticket Prices Nike's Converse Launches "Made By You" Campaign Fresno State Gets Fresh Start With Bartko Northwestern's Phillips Talks New NCAA Role Big 12's Bowlsby Made $2.5M In '13-14 SDSU, Oregon Specify Cost Of Attendance Utah AD Explains Price Increases Purdue Cuts Football Season-Ticket Prices Missouri's Move To SEC Paying Off So Far
Upcoming Conferences and Events
LEFTY TAKES CONVERSE TO COURT
Published December 20, 1995
James Madison basketball coach Lefty Driesell has filed a lawsuit for more than $430,000 against Converse for cancelling his promotional contract, according to the HARRISONBURG NEWS- RECORD. Converse voided a three-year deal Driesell and Apex One had signed last year, after the Converse bought Apex and learned Driesell had a separate shoe arrangement with Reebok. Under terms of the Apex contract, the JMU hoops squad was to be provided with uniforms and "related apparel," while Driesell was promised promotional payments and bonuses "triggered by the [Dukes] appearance in post-season tournaments or on national ranking lists." The lawsuit also alleges other coaches including Villanova's Steve Lappas, GW's Mike Jarvis, and Oliver Purnell of Dayton had duel contract situations similar to Driesell (Richard Prior, HARRISONBURG NEWS-RECORD, 12/19).