Tag: College Athletics

Noontime Podcast: Brett Lorin (Too Tall Sports Podcast)

By NoontimeSports.com

Happy Monday, everyone — as usual, we hope this post (and all posts) find everyone doing well while having a great start to the workweek.

Today, we are excited to share a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast featuring Brett Lorin, who is the host and producer of Too Tall Sports Podcast. Lorin is also a former professional baseball player that was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the fifth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft.

Lorin and host (and producer) Matt Noonan discuss his baseball career to transitioning into content creation with his podcast — fans of the show can also watch episodes on the Too Tall Sports Podcast’s YouTube channel. The duo also chats about Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), which continues to be a major headline in college athletics.

“I think if you can monetize yourself in college, you should be able to,” Lorin said, when asked about student-athletes making money off their name, image, and likeness. “(One) hundred percent.”

Lorin was a pitcher for both the California State University, Long Beach, and University of Arizona baseball programs.

Listen to the show below or through our Anchor, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify pages.

Noontime Podcast: Malcolm Lemmons (CEO & Founder of Athletes Unlimited)

By NoontimeSports.com

The Noontime Sports Podcast is back to podcasting — yes, we needed a few days off to rest and reset, but we’re excited to share our show once again through our website. And of course, you can listen to our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Anchor.

On Thursday, May 6, we welcomed Malcom Lemmons to the podcast — Malcolm is the CEO and Founder of Athletes Unheard, a company that is on a mission to amplify conversations around mental health in sports.

Lemmons and host Matt Noonan discussed the idea for the company (and website), along with the various content that has been produced and shared. And you can learn more about the idea for Athletes Unlimited through a quick clip on our YouTube channel.

Enjoy this important conversation about mental health below and make sure to follow Athletes Unheard on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Daily Noontime (Thursday, September 24, 2020)

By Matt Noonan 

Happy Thursday, everyone! 

We’re back – yes, we took a day off to freshen up the site, and now it is time to get back to blogging, which means it is time to produce (and share) the Daily Noontime for Thursday, September 24, 2020. 

As usual, please be safe, stay positive, and keep smiling, everyone! 

In case you missed it (ICYMI) the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics last night by a score of 112-109 (highlights from the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) YouTube channel are below!). 

With the win, the Heat are now one game away from advancing to the NBA Finals. And I wouldn’t be shocked if they score a game five victory, especially after an impressive showing last night by Tyler Hero, who led the Heat with 37 points to go with two rebounds and two assists. 

Boston received 28 points from Jayson Tatum and 21 points from Jaylen Brown

Game five between Boston and Miami is scheduled for Friday, September 25 at 8:30 p.m. 

Prior to last night’s Boston-Miami contest, NBA players and coaches, including LeBron James was not happy about “the decision by a Louisville grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case.” 

James tweeted that he had been “lost for words today,” as well as “devastated, hurt, sad (and) mad!”  

As noted by The Hill, the officers that were involved in the March shooting that killed Breonna Taylor did not get charged for the offense. 

James, along with other NBA players has been extremely progressive over the past few weeks about both racial injustice and voting – their platforms are well-received and their messages are certainly being heard. 

Sticking with the basketball theme, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said earlier this week during an interview with CNN that he believes the league’s 2020-21 season would not begin until next year. 

Silver is hopeful that the NBA can play an entire 82-game schedule next year, as well as compete in front of fans, too. 

Other news and links from the world wide web: 

The Patriot League Cancels Fall Sport

Patriot League (PHOTO COURTESY: BU.edu)

By NoontimeSports.com 

The list of conferences and schools deciding to forgo the upcoming fall sports season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic added a few more names to the list with this morning’s announcement from the Patriot League.

According to this morning’s release, the Patriot League’s Council of Presidents has decided its best for its member to not “engage” in any competition this fall, which includes both championship and non-championship contests. A decision on winter and spring sports will be made later this year.

The league will permit its members to hold workouts – conditioning and strength training – and practices, but they must adhere to the health and safety requirements for each sport.

Today’s announcement does, however, exclude two of the league’s members – the United States Military Academy and United States Naval Academy – which will be allowed to make its own decisions on their respective sports seasons.

The Patriot League – like most conferences – will explore options to provide its student-athletes that won’t be competing this fall with some opportunities to possibly play in the spring. And that means we could see a small, but limited football season.

Last year, the Holy Cross football team claimed its seventh league crown, as well as the program’s first Patriot League championship since 2009 when they defeated Georgetown University in its season finale.

Daily Noontime: Monday, July 13, 2020


By Matt Noonan

Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and ready for another great week.

This week, the ‘Daily Noontime’ will be taking a mini-vacation – I will only be posting it today and Friday, July 17, as I will be taking a few days off, but will look forward to reconnecting with everyone later this week.

As always, you can stay connected with Noontime Sports on social media – I am sure you will see some tweets or posts while away, but in the meantime let’s kick-off a brand new week with a ‘Daily Noontime’ – have a great day, everyone!

Noontime’s Headlines for Monday, July 13, 2020

As always, thanks so much for stopping by to read today’s Daily Noontime and we will look forward to producing a brand new one later this week following a short, three-day vacation!