The Noontime Sports Story

Welcome to Noontime Sports, a Massachusetts-based sports blog that launched in May 2009 with an emphasis on producing a variety of content about the ever-changing world of sports!

Our Story by Matt Noonan: When I started Noontime Sports in my Wheaton College (Mass.) dorm room on a humid afternoon in May 2009, I never imagined the journey it would take me on from my initial post about Duke University men’s basketball to the ninth level of the TD Garden to the sidelines of some memorable college and high school sporting events in New England.

It has been an amazing ride.

Over the last few years – let’s say from 2016 to 2020, to be exact – the site focused its attention on producing content about small college athletic programs in New England, specifically basketball, football, and lacrosse teams to the occasional post about soccer, baseball, hockey, and softball. We produced game stories, features, and interviews, as well as collaborated with various athletic departments and coaches from Maine to Connecticut to produce a weekly Top 10 or 20 polls for certain sports. I think the polls generated the most interest, but the same could be said for our “10 Games to Watch,” which are quite popular during football season.

But due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the blog began to turn in a different direction, spending a majority of 2020 and early 2021 telling stories about the ever-changing world of athletics and sports while continuing to highlight small colleges (NCAA Division II and III) student-athletes all over the country that were playing sports. We made a triumphant return to the field — the football field, to be exact! — in the fall of 2021, which was perhaps the most fun I had with coverage.

In May 2022, our site celebrated 13 years of content creation — whoa, has it really been 13 years? But like I noted above, Noontime Sports has been an amazing journey, which I believe will continue for another 13 years (and maybe more!).


The Highlight Reel: Where we have been & What we have covered!

  • The Beanpot at the TD Garden (Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, and Northeastern University)
  • Harvard University football and basketball games
  • Hockey East (men’s and women’s hockey games and tournaments)
  • Boston Bruins (we were credentialed to cover a limited number of home games during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons)
  • Frozen Fenway (college and high school hockey games played at Fenway Park)
  • MIAA High School Football Super Bowls at Gillette Stadium, Basketball and Hockey Tournaments at TD Garden
  • College and High School lacrosse games at Gillette Stadium

Stay connected with Noontime Sports on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also find us on LinkedIn, as well as keep up with Matt Noonan on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.

Contact Us: NoontimeSports@gmail.com | MattNoonan@noontimesports.com

2 thoughts on “The Noontime Sports Story”

  1. Guys,
    Check out what is happening at University of New England. The President raised $15 MM + to bring in football. They built a 60,000 sq ft. addition to the athletic facility that was already one of the best in DIII. Brand new locker rooms, meeting rooms and training facilities. Right now they are putting the finishing touches on a brand new football stadium (Blue Turf) with 3,000 seats. In their first sub-varsity game at Curry College in September of 2017 over 1,000 UNE fans showed up. UNE’s first every varsity game will be at Coast Guard Academy on August 30th.
    Mike Lichten and his coaching staff have cris-crossed the country recruiting players. Every state in New England is represented in addition to NY, NJ, PA, Fla, TX, CA. and Washington State.

    A great New England College Football Story.

  2. Do you have any achieves of the Greater Boston League, all scholastic winners from the early 1940’s.

    My uncle, Robert Berman, supposedly was an All Star, out of Revere High School, before he went into the service.

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