By Matt Noonan
Welcome to Tuesday, everyone!
The sun is shining here in Boston, which makes me think that today is going to be an awesome day for everyone, so let’s get after it and have some fun!
The Daily Noontime is back – yes, I am pumped to bring it back and highlight some stories from the sports, tech, and innovation world, so you have something to read (and consume) every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Let’s get after it with today’s Daily Noontime for Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – be well, stay safe, and please hold the line!
Tuesday’s Headlines (Jan. 26, 2021)
- On this date one year ago, we lost Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, in a helicopter crash, but the sports world has not forgotten this father-daughter duo.
- According to Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports (FOS), Sports Illustrated plans to put its “premium content” behind a paywall, beginning Tuesday, February 2. Readers would have to pay $5.99 a month, which is $1 more than what The Athletic charges its monthly subscribers.
- Major League Soccer (MLS) announced it plans to kickoff its 2021 season on Saturday, April 3 – the start date was delayed due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
- According to both Sportico and other outlets, the NCAA lost $800 million in revenue last year when the organization canceled the men’s basketball tournament.
- Miley Cyrus will not be just “working” this year’s Super Bowl, but will also headline the National Football League‘s (NFL) TikTok Tailgate with portions of her airing on the CBS Pregame Show.
- The state of California recently lifted its stay-at-home order for Santa Clara County, which should pave the way for more college sporting events to occur over the next few days and weeks.
- LeagueApps is hoping to raise $50,000 for its FundPlay Drive initiative to support youth sports in underserved communities.
- And finally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a document yesterday that outlined how the NFL was able to slow or limit the spread of Covid-19 with hopes schools, long-term care facilities, and other workplaces could follow to keep everyone safe.
In case you missed it (ICYMI): We unveiled our Small College Basketball Team of the Week yesterday – all 10 student-athletes recently competed for the first time this winter last Saturday.