By Matt Noonan
Happy Monday, everyone!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and ready for another great week.
This week, the ‘Daily Noontime’ will be taking a mini-vacation – I will only be posting it today and Friday, July 17, as I will be taking a few days off, but will look forward to reconnecting with everyone later this week.
As always, you can stay connected with Noontime Sports on social media – I am sure you will see some tweets or posts while away, but in the meantime let’s kick-off a brand new week with a ‘Daily Noontime’ – have a great day, everyone!
Noontime’s Headlines for Monday, July 13, 2020
- The third phase of the state’s reopening officially begins in Boston today, but businesses are not expecting a high volume of customers to come through their doors.As many know, the state of Massachusetts has really opened its door – no pun intended, of course – with its third phase, which allows gyms, movie theatres, and museums.
- Here in Somerville – our home base! – the city has started the third phase for some businesses, while others such as gyms are waiting for the green light to slowly welcome back its clients.
- Over the weekend, Greg Sankey, who is the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), expressed some major concern for the upcoming college football season. And you know what, I am concerned about colleges and conferences so eager to play games, as well as hold practices during a pandemic. Just seems crazy, right?
- Speaking of college football, The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is expected to move its season from the fall to the spring.
- A father of a student-athlete that plays D-III football at Johns Hopkins wrote a very interesting piece about not seeing his son compete for the Blue Jays this fall. And he thinks maybe other programs (and conferences) should also consider punting on fall sports, too.
- According to High School Football America (HSFA), the state of Rhode Island will open its training camps for its high school football teams in mid-August and begin its season on Friday, September 4.
As always, thanks so much for stopping by to read today’s Daily Noontime and we will look forward to producing a brand new one later this week following a short, three-day vacation!