Welcome to Noontime Sports, a Massachusetts-based sports blog that launched in May 2009 at Wheaton College (Mass.).
Founded by Matt Noonan, Noontime Sports covers an array of topics — pros, colleges, high schools, and amateur athletics, both here in New England and across the country.
Prior to focusing on both Massachusetts — and yes, New England sports, too, in 2011 and 2012 — our site produced a slew of op-ed pieces, along with podcasts (our shows were initially heard only through our blog before recently appearing on Apple Podcasts, Anchor, and Spotify). Our site still produces op-ed commentary, both on professional and other sports leagues, and you can read more of these posts by visiting our commentary section.
In addition to producing daily, weekly, and monthly content, Noontime Sports has established a slew of partnerships over the years with local and national outlets to organizations/chapters like the Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA). Since the 2011-12 school year, we have hosted the weekly WACBA player and rookie of the week selections, along with end-of-year teams (we did not host players and rookies of the week during the 2020-21 school year due to games being canceled because of Covid-19).
In 2018, our site established a partnership with Zelos Athletics to sponsor New England D-III football content, both through the site and social media channels. That same year was also when we assembled a small group of athletic communication professionals, coaches, and media members to assist with our weekly New England D-III Top polls for men and women’s basketball, and football.
In 2019, our site celebrated 10 years of blogging, and in October 2020, we announced future plans of launching our first-ever social sports experience with hopes of eventually hosting a charity tournament in 2021 (stay tuned for future news regarding the social sports experience!). And in 2021, we celebrated 12 years — yes, 12-years! — of creating a variety of content.
As our editor and founder Matt Noonan says, “Noontime Sports is a labor of love — getting to produce an array of content on student-athletes to professional and amateur sports to collaborating with content creators for podcasts is what makes this site and job so much fun.”
Events, Games, and Tournaments we have covered since 2010
- The Beanpot at the TD Garden (Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, and Northeastern University)
- Harvard University football and basketball games
- Hockey East (games and tournaments)
- Boston Bruins (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
- MIAA Basketball and Hockey Tournaments at TD Garden
- College and High School lacrosse games at Gillette Stadium
Contact Us: NoontimeSports@gmail.com | MattNoonan@noontimesports.com