J.J. Watt Reflects On The NFL’s Moment of Unity

By Matt Noonan 

Football – well, professional football, to be exact – has officially returned.

And while many may be discussing the Kansas City Chiefs’ opening day win over the Houston Texans this morning – and yes, throughout the afternoon and evening, too – there seems to be another storyline worth noting that might be a tad bit more important. And that would be the moment of unity, which occurred prior to last night’s kickoff. 

Noontime Sports Unveils Content Plans For Fall Sports Coverage

By Matt Noonan

Happy Monday, everyone! 

We hope this post finds all our fans and friends continuing to do well while staying safe and healthy.  

As we inch closer to the fall, we are in the process of generating some new content ideas for both the site and podcast, as well as our social media channels. 

And as expected, a majority of our content will center around football this fall. 

Decisions On The 2020 College Football Could Come This Week

By Matt Noonan 

The debate about if and how college football could be played during a pandemic may be answered this week, especially after a flurry of activity this past weekend between Power 5 conferences convening remotely, per reports, to the Mid-American Athletic Conference (MAC) becoming the first F.B.S. league to cancel its 2020 season. 

Last night – Sunday, August 9, to be exact – we learned the Big Ten conference, which met twice this weekend, is leaning toward canceling its football season. And if football is canceled, it is likely both the presidents and chancellors of each institution would pull the plug on other fall sports, too. 

13 States Will Not Play High School Football This Fall

By Matt Noonan

We all know playing football during a pandemic is risky – there is a lot of concern from both coaches and players regarding safety, especially when it comes to tackling or crouching in front of an opposing offensive or defensive player. 

So it should come as no surprise that 13 states, including Californa, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, and Oregon have decided to not allow its high schoolers to play football this fall, according to a recent update from the National Federation Of State High Schools Association (NFHS). That number is expected to increase, not just this week, but over the next few weeks as more organizations unveil plans for allowing student-athletes to return to playing field either later this month, next month, or at some point this fall.