Daily Noontime: Wednesday, June 24, 2020


By Matt Noonan 

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone – hope you are ALL doing well while continuing to stay safe, happy, and healthy.

Let’s get to some headlines, beginning with the return of Major League Baseball (MLB) – yay, baseball is back!

Noontime’s Headlines for Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • There will be a baseball season, beginning late next month.Teams will be reporting to their home cities next week to take part in spring training 2.0. And one of those teams – the Philadelphia Phillies seem excited to be back on the field to begin preparations for hopefully a successful 60 game season.
  • Speaking of baseball, are you excited to cheer on our hometown Boston Red Sox?Whether you’re excited or not excited, the Red Sox will be playing baseball this summer (and fall), and we will keep our fingers crossed that group of ballplayers will be able to contend for a pennant.
  • It was announced yesterday that Tufts University would be opening its doors to students this fall. But if students don’t feel comfortable returning to campus, they can either study remotely “or take time away from Tufts,” according to The Tufts Daily. Students will need to make a decision about the fall between now and Tuesday, June 30.What does this mean for Tufts athletics? Will we see the Jumbos compete in football?

    As of now, a 2020 schedule hasn’t been posted, but like other schools in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), we should know more in the coming days and weeks.

  • With more student-athletes testing positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19), thoughts of playing college football this fall are starting to look bleak. But hey, what do we know?
  • Finally, Danny Ventura of the Boston Herald reported yesterday that Mystic Valley has decided to suspend its upcoming football season. Could we see more as we inch closer toward a brand new school year?

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