By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation
Welcome to April 1st, everyone – how is everyone doing?
We know this is going to be a tough month with the coronavirus (COVID-19), but we will be here providing both relief and some fun content.
And that content, which we deem fun (and enjoyable) begins today with our first ‘Daily Noontime’ for the month of April!
Noontime’s Headlines for Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
- We learned yesterday that Tom Brady will continue to wear his usual jersey number (12) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But we don’t know what his new uniform will look like until next week when the team unveils their new jerseys.
- While the sports world remains at a standstill, the NFL announced they will not make any changes to its upcoming season (or its schedule). According to ProFootballTalk.com, NFL general counsel Jeff Pash told reporters yesterday during a conference call that “the league is planning for a full season.”
- Deonte Harris, who played football for Assumption College, but is currently a return specialist for the New Orleans Saints, recently donated more than “10,000 meals to food banks” to help those struggling during this particular time with the coronavirus (COVID-19).
- COVID-19 is certainly making an impact on college coaches when it comes to recruiting, as highlighted in the Buffalo News earlier this week.
- As announced (and confirmed) yesterday, the NCAA Division I Council voted to allow an extra year of eligibility to all spring student-athletes that had their respective seasons canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
On this Date in History
- 1999: Philadelphia 76ers coach Larry Brown wins his 900th professional game with an 88-84 win over the Miami Heat.
- 2002: The University of Maryland men’s basketball team won its first-ever national championship in school history with a 64-52 win over Indiana in the 64th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.
- 2008: The New York Yankees set an MLB record by winning their 11th straight home opener with a 3-2 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays.
- 2016: The Golden State Warriors‘ home winning streak of 54 games was snapped by the Boston Celtics. Boston won the game by a score of 109-106.