By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation
Welcome to Tuesday, everyone – how is everyone doing?
From a quick glance outside the window, it appears as if the sun is shining, which is something positive to report, right?
Yes, it will be a bit cold today, so if you do wander out of your home, condo or apartment (or wherever you’re hunkering down these days), please bundle up and wear an extra hat.
And now, let’s get to some news (and links) to start your day!
Noontime’s Headlines for Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
- Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale had Tommy John surgery yesterday – he also made sure he was not impacting the health workers that needed to assist patients battling the coronavirus (COVID-19).
- News of yesterday’s conference call between the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Board of Directors provided some high school student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors, and fans with the hope of a spring season.
- The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced on Monday they are canceling their CAS-CIAC Hall of Honor Banquet, which was scheduled for Thursday, April 24th. The event has been postponed to 2021.
- Similar to Massachusetts, the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) is hopeful they can still provide their student-athletes with “something in May” when schools are scheduled to re-open in the Ocean State.
- Sticking with the high school sports theme, the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA) is hopeful they can provide their state’s student-athletes with some games, but at the moment, classes remain online and schools are not scheduled to re-open until May 4th.
Noontime’s Recent Links!
- Earlier today, we unveiled our 2019-20 All-Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams of the Year.
- Yesterday – that would be Monday, March 30th, to be exact – we highlighted 10 of our favorite games from the 2019 New England D-III Football season.
On this Date in History
- 1973: Bobby Orr becomes the first player in NHL history to record 100 points in four-straight seasons.
- 1990: Joe Sakic becomes the youngest player in NHL history to record 100 points when he scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to the Hartford Whalers.
- 1994: The Chicago White Sox assigned former NBA (and Chicago Bulls) superstar Michael Jordan to their Class AA affiliate the Birmingham Barons.
- 1997: Arizona beat Kentucky, 84-79 (OT), in the 59th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship to secure the program’s first national title.
- 2002: The University of Connecticut women’s basketball captured the 21st NCAA Championship – the Huskies beat Oklahoma, 82-70, and finished their season 39-0.
- 2002: Andre Agassi won his 700th career match by beating Roger Federer in the Nasdaq-100 Open in Florida.