Football Friday: Revisiting Middlebury’s Perfect 2019 Season

By Matt Noonan 

Happy Friday, everyone. 

And welcome to our first of many ‘Football Friday’ posts, which will revisit (and yes, highlight, too) previous campaigns, stories, and games we have covered since our blog began pressing the publish button back in May 2009. 

Today, we’re revisiting last year’s perfect season by the Middlebury College football team, which saw the Panthers win nine games, as well as capture the 2019 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) title. 

Noontime’s Top 10 New England College Football Rivalries

By NoontimeSports.com 

There is nothing better than a rivalry, especially on the gridiron. And we have quite a few here in New England, but which one is the best? 

Well, we think this list features the best rivalries – 10 to be exact – but if you feel we missed a game (or two), let us know by leaving a comment below. All ideas are welcome! 

Noontime’s Senior Salute: Caty Flagg (UMass Boston)

By NoontimeSports.com 

For Caty Flagg, this past season was all about enjoying the moment, while making memories of both home and away contests. 

The Methuen, Massachusetts native, who played goalie for the UMass Boston women’s ice hockey team, says her goal was to not just “live in the moment,” but cherish time with her friends and teammates. 

New England Small Colleges In The NFL & AFL Draft

By NoontimeSports.com 

The 2020 NFL Draft is just a few hours away – are you excited?

While we anxiously await to hear who will be this year’s first-round pick – most likely Joe Burrow, right? – we wanted to highlight some former New England small college players that heard their names announced during past NFL and American Football League (AFL) Drafts. 

Our list was created with the help of ProFootballReference.com’s NFL and AFL Draft History. 

Noontime’s Senior Salute: Jeff Spellman (Bates College)

By NoontimeSports.com 

For the third consecutive season, Bates College senior Jeff Spellman led the Bobcats in scoring as the Boston, Massachusetts native produced 379 points in 24 contests this winter, including a career-high 36 trifectas. 

Spellman and the Bobcats concluded their 2019-20 campaign with a 12-13 record, as well as a spot in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Tournament. Bates faced Colby College in an epic triple-overtime quarterfinal meeting, which saw Spellman net a team-high 23 points on 8 of 21 shooting to go along with four rebounds, four steals, and three assists.