Mass. College Hockey: Assumption, Nichols To Face-Off In Worcester City Shootout Championship


Courtesy of the Worcester State sports information department, here’s this evening’s release about tomorrow’s Worcester City Shootout Championship, which will feature Assumption College and Nichols College:

Worcester, MA — Nichols and Assumption will vie for the championship of the Worcester City Shootout tomorrow at 7:30 at Horgan Memorial Rink in Auburn.

It marks the first-ever time that both institutions will compete for the title in the three year history of the tournament.

Worcester State entertains Becker in the consolation game at 4:30 PM at Horgan Rink.

Both games will be webcasted on

Mass. College Hoops: Saturday Roundup


Here is a quick roundup from this afternoon’s slate.

Men’s Basketball 

BU 66, St. Peter’s 65: Nathan Dieudonne scored a career-high 21 points, including the game-winning free throw as the Terries defeated the Peacocks, and earned their fifth win of the season, along with their fourth home victory.

Hampden-Sydney 89, Springfield 82: Robbie Burke recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Sean Martin poured in 19 points, but that wasn’t enough for the Pride, who saw their three-game winning streak conclude.

Emerson 80, St. Joe’s (VT) 74: Sean Duffy scored 17 points, Michael Thorpe added 13 points and Jon Goldberg registered a double-double with 17 points and 12 boards as the Lions earned their fourth win of the season.

MIT 54, Rhode Island 38: Matt Redfield scored a game-high 14 points as the Engineers claimed their fourth win of the season.

Wesleyan 75, UMass Boston 64: Carl Joseph netted 26 points, but that wasn’t enough to lift the Beacons past the Cardinals.

Mass. College Football: BC Falls To Syracuse, 34-31

BC Eagles Logo By Matt Noonan 

Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt tossed two touchdowns passes, including the game-winner to Josh Parris with six seconds remaining in regulation, as the Orangemen beat Boston College, 34-31.

Boston College, which entered the game on a four-game winning streak saw their run conclude.

Andre Williams, who rushed for 29 yards and one touchdown, did sustain an injury and did not return. He finished the game watching his team from the sidelines.

Quarterback Chase Rettig tossed two touchdowns and completed 12 of 20 passes for 168 yards, as well as rushed for 85 yards and one score.

BC’s Nate Freese kicked a 21-yard field goal with 2:08 remaining in the fourth quarter, which provided the visitors with a 31-27 lead. However, their advantage was quickly erased when Hunt capped Syracuse’s final drive with a touchdown strike.

With the win, Syracuse concludes its regular season slate 6-6 overall and 4-4 in the ACC, while Boston College falls to 7-5 and 4-4.

Both teams are bowl eligible and will compete once more this season in a few weeks.

Mass. College Football: Cast Your Vote For ‘Teams Of The Year’


Noontime Sports is proud to announce that for the first time in the history of our blog we’ll be unveiling our Division 1, 2 and 3 football teams of the year next Monday, December 2.

Fans are encouraged to cast their vote for our ‘Teams of the Year’ on Twitter by using the hashtag #NoontimeSports or by tweeting @NoonSportsBlog. Voting concludes Sunday, December 1 at 6 p.m. 

Mass. College Football: Harvard’s Stanton Jr. Tabbed Ivy League Co-Offensive Player Of The Week

By Matt Noonan 

Harvard’s Paul Stanton Jr. was tabbed this week’s Ivy Co-Offensive Player of the Week following his four touchdown performance against Yale on Saturday.

The sophomore halfback, who tied the program’s record for touchdowns in ‘The Game,’ finished his team’s final contest with 118 yards on 27 carries and four catches for 40 yards.

According to this afternoon’s release, Stanton finished second in the Ancient Eight with 17 touchdowns (15 on the ground) and third in yards (936 yards). He rushed for 656 yards in conference play, along with 10 touchdowns.

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