By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation
It’s Thursday – hope everyone is doing well and staying safe as usual!
Let’s make today another great day – remember to smile, please! – with a brand new ‘Daily Noontime.’
Noontime’s Headlines for Thursday, March 26th, 2020
- Happy Opening Day, baseball fans! Yep, today would have been the first day of a new season for both the Boston Red Sox and everyone else, but due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 season won’t begin today, but hopefully in a few months.
- Sure, today would have been the first day of the 2020 season for the Red Sox, but sadly, their outlook for their new campaign hasn’t changed.
- Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says, “nothing is off the table” for the upcoming season, including double-headers and seven-inning contests. Perhaps we could see baseball go past Halloween?
- The high school spring sports season in Massachusetts remains in “jeopardy” with Governor Charlie Baker announcing the state’s schools will be closed until Monday, May 4th.
- ICYMI: We unveiled earlier this week – Tuesday, to be exact – our All-Decade Connecticut and Rhode Island D3 Football Team. Make sure to take a look to see who made our list (and team!).
On This Date in History:
- 1952: Kansas beat St. John’s in the 14th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship – the tournament featured the first-ever “Final Four” format.
- 1979: Michigan State beat Indiana State, 75-64, in the 41st NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, which was the highest-rated game in the history of televised college basketball. And what made this game so special (and exciting) was it started the rivalry of future NBA Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
- 1992: The New York Rangers clinched its first NHL regular-season championship in 50 years.
- 1997: The NHL announced the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and Vancouver Canucks would open the 1998 season in Japan.