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Noontime’s Black History Month: Jim Brown

By NoontimeSports.com

Our Black History Month weekday posts that honor the men and women, who have and continue to make an impact on the sports – and yes, athletics world – continues today with getting to know Jim Brown.

Jim Brown is considered one of the greatest to play professional football. (PHOTO COURTESY: Biography.com)

Jim Brown is considered by many as one of the greatest to play professional football – he was also a tremendous lacrosse player, too.

Like we have earlier this week, let’s get to know Jim Brown more, as well as share some must-reads on the former Cleveland Browns halfback.

Getting to know Jim Brown:

  • Jim Brown maybe known for his playing days with the Cleveland Browns, but he is also a sports analyst and actor. He was also a part owner of the New York Lizards, who used to be a member of Major League Lacrosse (The MLL was absorbed by the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) last December).
  • Brown was born in St. Simmons Island, Georgia – his father, Swinton Brown, was a professional boxer. He attended Manhasset Secondary School where he earned 13 varsity letters for playing football, lacrosse, baseball, basketball, and running track. His success on the playing field continued as a student-athlete at Syracuse University where he became an All-American in football and lacrosse. He was the men’s basketball team’s top scorer and finished fifth in the college decathlon.
  • With the Orange, Brown received the nickname “First Down Brown,” and recorded quite a few first downs against Colgate University in 1956 when he scored six touchdowns and recorded seven extra points.

    During that same season, he tallied 21 points against Boston University before posting the same amount against Texas Christian in the Cotton Bowl. TCU won the 1957 Cotton Bowl by a score of 28-27, but Jim Brown was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
  • Jim Brown played nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL) – all nine were spent with the Cleveland Browns – and tallied 12,312 rushing yards, including 1,863 yards in 1963. He also scored 106 touchdowns in 1963.
  • A one-time NFL champion with the Cleveland Browns in 1964 when they beat the Baltimore Colts, Brown is a nine-time pro bowler, eight-time first-team all-pro, and earned a trio of AP NFL Most Valuable Player awards in 1957, 1958, and 1965. He was tabbed the NFL’s Rookie of the Year in 1957, and led the league in rushing eight times (1957-1961 and 1963-1965.
  • Brown retired from the NFL during the summer of 1966 – his decision stunned the football world as many wondered what he would have accomplished had he played another nine seasons. But something worth noting, he never missed a single game with the Cleveland Browns.
  • After retiring from football, Brown starred in numerous movies and became the first African American to announce a televised boxing match. He founded the Amer-I-Can Program, a national program that is focused on empowering individuals to “take charge of their lives and achieve their full potential.”
  • Jim Brown was named to the NFL’s All-Time Team in November 2019.

Articles and Links on Jim Brown:

We’ll be back next Monday for another week of our Black History Month sports posts!

Mass. College Lax: Afternoon Roundup

Taylor Zebrowski recorded a game-best five tallies that helped the Crusaders get past Lafayette! (Photo Credit: Holy Cross Athletics)
Taylor Zebrowski recorded a game-best five tallies that helped the Crusaders get past Lafayette! (Photo Credit: Holy Cross Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com 

A variety of lacrosse games occurred this afternoon and below are their summaries.

Men’s Lacrosse: 

Bucknell University 7, UMass 4 – Kyle Smith netted a hat trick Zach Oliveri recorded 13 saves, but that wasn’t enough for the Minutemen, who dropped their third straight to the Bison in Pennsylvania.

Harvard 8, Georgetown University 6 – Peter Schwartz‘s fourth quarter strike secured the Crimson their second win of the season. Schwartz and Carl Zimmerman finished with two goals, respectively, while Harry Krieger turned away 12 of 18 shots between the pipes.

Colgate University 14, Holy Cross 6 – The Raiders padded their four-goal lead at the break with five tallies in the third as Colgate defeated Holy Cross in their Patriot League opener. Clay Haarmann and John Hannan each recorded two goals in the setback.

Limestone 13, Merrimack College 10 – Greg MeLaugh recorded four goals, Corey Lunney finished with a hat trick, but that wasn’t enough as the Warriors fell in their opener to the Saints in Baltimore.

Roger Williams 9, Wheaton College 8 – Alex Keiver‘s first collegiate hat trick wasn’t enough to lift the Lyons past the Hawks as Roger Williams handed Wheaton its third loss of the season.  

Colby College 11, Amherst College 10 (OT) – Chip Grossman forced overtime with a strike with 1:02 remaining in the fourth before he connected with Ian Deveau for the game-winner in overtime as the Mules defeated the Lord Jeffs in their season-opener.

Hamilton College 10, Tufts University 9 – Down four with 13:20 remaining the Jumbos attempted to rally, but came up short as the Continentals departed Medford with a one-goal victory. Tufts’ Chris Sawyer, Connor Bilby and Ben Saperstein each registered one goal during the final frame.

Women’s Lacrosse:

Holy Cross 20, Lafayette 10 – Taylor Zebrowski recorded a game-high 5 goals, Maddie Carrellas netted four goals and the Crusaders improved to 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the Patriot League.

Hamilton College 11, Tufts University 7 – Caroline Ross recorded her first collegiate hat trick, while four other Jumbos recorded one tally in the team’s first setback of the season.

Trinity College 17, Babson College 6 – The Bantams raced out to an 8-2 advantage and never looked back as they defeated the Beavers in their season-opener. Babson’s Misha Beatty recorded her first hat trick of the season, while Rachel Secrist finished the contest with two tallies.

Colby College 10, Amherst College 7 – Priscilla Tyler connected on all four of her shots, but that wasn’t enough for the Lord Jeffs as the Mules handed Amherst its first setback of the season.

Mass. College Lax: No. 12 UMass Season Preview (VIDEO)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Believe it or not, but lacrosse season has officially started. And on Sunday, the No. 12 UMass Minutemen men’s lacrosse team will begin their quest toward a championship when they host Army at 12:00 pm. at Garber Field in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Last season, the Minutemen finished their regular season slate with a perfect mark (15-0), but were dislodged by Colgate University during the first-round of the NCAA Div. I tournament.

Below is a YouTube vide from the UMass athletic department’s channel, which previews the upcoming season:

Mass. College Football: Saturday Evening Scoreboard

By NoontimeSports.com 

Here are some more scores from this afternoon. Remember to check out our afternoon scoreboard, too.

* Nichols College 26, UMass Dartmouth 16

* Endicott College 27, Plymouth State 10

* Maritime (N.Y.) 42, Anna Maria College 21

* American International College 34, So. Conn. 7

* Middlebury College 30, Williams College 13

* Trinity College 40, Tufts University 7

* Colgate 51, Holy Cross 35

* Springfield College 66, Merchant Marine 13

* Harvard 35, Bucknell 7

* Castleton 45, Becker College 13

* Florida State 51, Boston College 7

BU To Join Patriot League Starting In 2013-14

By NoontimeSports.com  

As noted in a press release on Friday, Boston University has accepted an invitation to join the Patriot League on July 1, 2013 for the ’13-’14 season.

The Terriers will join American University, Bucknell University, Colgate University, The College of Holy Cross, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy as full-time members in the league. They’ll also be joined by Fordham University and Georgetown University during football season, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in women’s rowing.

“I am delighted to welcome Boston University to the Patriot League,” Patriot League Executive Director Carolyn Schlie Femovich said in the press release. “Boston University has a strong tradition of excellence in academics and Division I athletics, both of which reflect the core values of the Patriot League. They will strengthen the League both in the classroom and on the field of play.”

For more information the accepted invitation — CLICK HERE to read the press release courtesy of Boston University Athletics.