Welcome to Tuesday, everyone. And welcome to Election Day 2020 – have you voted?
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Alright, let’s get to some news and links. And we’ll begin in the college sports world where a few local New England NCAA D-III conferences announced yesterday that they will “suspend” or “cancel” winter sports.
- The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced they have suspended winter sports, including men’s and women’s basketball and swimming and diving.
- The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) has “cancelled conference athletic competitions,” which means no basketball, swimming and diving, and track.
While it seems inevitable that more cancelations and postponements will be announced over the next few days and weeks, some local schools, including Clark University and Coast Guard Academy, will explore options for its winter teams. It is possible we could see some local games played, but nothing is official (as of this morning!) so stay tuned.
Let’s switch gears to football – professional football, to be exact – where we could see 16 teams compete in the National Football League’s (NFL) postseason if future games are canceled due to the pandemic.
16 teams may sound crazy, but with frequent reports about players (or members of each team) testing positively for the coronavirus, it certainly could make for an interesting yet exciting postseason.
And here is some more football news and links from the world wide web:
- Scotty Walden was recently named the head coach of Austin Peay after spending time recently with Southern Mississippi as the interim coach.
- Tuesday is an off day for college athletes, so they can vote. But their coaches are not happy.
- Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers somehow held off the New York Giants last night. Does this mean the G-Men are good?
- Freeport High School rolled pas Mt. Ararat last night in a game of flag football in Maine.
Finally, make sure to tune into a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast today – we welcomed Joe Malkin (Massachusetts Maritime Academy) and Shawn Medeiros (Endicott College) to discuss how sports information directors are creating content when games are not being played.