Welcome to the final day of June – we made it!
Tomorrow – Wednesday, July 1, to be exact – marks the beginning of the second half of 2020. Crazy, right?
Let’s end the month of June on a high note, as well as a brand new ‘Daily Noontime,’ too!
Noontime’s Headlines for Tuesday, June 30
- Yesterday – Monday, June 29, to be exact – we learned that Williams College would not be playing football this fall. In fact, all fall sports have been canceled, and that every team (and program) will not “travel and compete during the fall semester,” according to Williams president Maud S. Mandel.
Williams joins a small, but growing list of schools that have announced they will not play games this fall due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
- Just a short time ago, we learned that Bates College plans to welcome its students back to campus this fall but no decision has been made about athletic events, including football contests.
The Bobcats could play some games this fall, but safety will be the main focus. Additionally, it is possible some fall sports teams could play games in the spring.
- The University of Massachusetts Amherst will be offering a majority of its classes remotely this fall while students will be allowed to return to campus. But like most schools, life on a college campus will be so much different than it was one year ago at this time.
Incoming UMass students, including first-years, would have to abide by the school’s plans to keep everyone safe with mask-wearing to social distancing to limiting contact with others.
- Switching gears to professional football, if Cam Newton is healthy and ready to play in week one, then the New England Patriots could be a Super Bowl contender again, according to the good folks in Las Vegas.
- Are you planning to attend a college football game this fall? If so, do you worry about your health and safety while cheering on your favorite program?
As noted in the Wall Street Journal, big-time college football programs know that welcoming 100,000 fans won’t be feasible due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.