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New England D3 Football: 10 Games to Watch in Week Three

Will Kirby and the Trinity College football team will begin their 2022 campaign at Tufts University on Saturday. (PHOTO COURTESY: Trinity College Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com

A brand-new week of New England NCAA Division III football begins this evening with Western Connecticut visiting Westfield State.

Tomorrow, we have a slew of games to watch – and yes, follow, too! – which means it’s time to share our weekly picks, along with our predictions.

Last week, we picked five of ten contests correctly to bump our season record to 12-8. Hopefully, we can pick a few more games correctly this week – fingers crossed!

Enjoy the games, everyone, and make sure to circle back for our week three roundup on Saturday, as well as any leftover thoughts on the Noontime Sports Podcast.

Noontime’s D3 Football Games to Watch: Week Three

Bridgewater State at Plymouth State (Saturday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m.): This is a must-win for the Bears, which have struggled in its first two contests. Plymouth State has been a pleasant surprise, winning back-to-back games to secure the top spot in the MASCAC standings. Look for the Panthers to lean on its ground game to score an important conference win. PREDICTION: Plymouth State over Bridgewater State

Montclair State at Salve Regina University (Saturday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m.): Somehow, some way, the Seahawks have found ways to win games this fall. But on Saturday, the early-season momentum will end against a Red Hawks squad that is eager to bounce back from a week two setback to Delaware Valley. PREDICTION: Montclair State over Salve Regina

TCNJ at Endicott College (Saturday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m.): Can the Gulls pitch its third-straight shutout? It’s certainly possible. Endicott’s defense has been a unit to watch through two contests, thanks to some big plays made by Hector Johnson, Tyler Davis, and Jackson DeAngelo. PREDICTION: Endicott over TCNJ   

Curry College at Dean College (Saturday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m.): Both teams are winless, so someone is going to provide their first-year head coach with a victory. PREDICTION: Dean over Curry

Union College at Springfield College (Saturday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m.): Springfield faces a challenging week three test against a Union squad that is averaging 59 points through two contests. If Springfield is going to be successful, they must find a way to slow down a high-powered Dutchmen offense that is led by quarterback Donovan Pacatte. PREDICTION: Union over Springfield   

Williams College at Colby College (Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.): The Ephs’ title defense begins in Maine on Saturday, but the biggest question surrounding coach Mark Raymond’s squad is who will be playing quarterback against the Mules. We’re not sure (as of Friday morning), but it is likely you’ll see Jack Dickinson or Luke Bobo under center. PREDICTION: Williams over Colby

Bates College at Wesleyan University (Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.): Coach Matt Coyne returns to Middletown, Connecticut leading a Bobcats squad that produced three wins last season. The Cardinals return some key members from its six-win season – we expect Wesleyan to be in the mix for the NESCAC crown this fall. PREDICTION: Wesleyan over Bates

Trinity College at Tufts University (Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1:30 p.m.): The Bantams finished second in the NESCAC last season, but the hope for this season is for Trinity to win its first conference crown since 2018. And they certainly have the players to accomplish this goal. Expect a high-scoring affair on Saturday with the Jumbos. PREDICTION: Trinity over Tufts

Framingham State at UMass Dartmouth (Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1:30 p.m.): Seeing UMass Dartmouth drop its final non-league matchup to Anna Maria College last Saturday was shocking – can we say a head-scratcher? If the Corsairs are going to bounce back, they will need to beat a Rams squad that has scored four-straight wins over the Blue and Gold since 2017. PREDICTION: UMass Dartmouth over Framingham State

Middlebury College at Amherst College (Saturday, Sept. 17 @ 2 p.m.): Coach Bob Ritter begins his final season with Middlebury with a week three visit to Amherst, a squad that we believe might surprise some NESCAC fans this fall. Nick DiPrinzio says “accountability” will be the word he and his Amherst teammates will use this fall to hopefully produce a winning season. PREDICTION: Amherst over Middlebury

Noontime’s 10 Games to Watch (Week One)

Connor Degenhardt and the New Haven Chargers face Bowie State hoping to win their first game against the Bulldogs since 1995. (PHOTO COURTESY: Clarus Studios)

By NoontimeSports.com

A brand new season of college football has arrived — let’s celebrate!

In honor of the opening weekend of college football, it’s time to share our first installment of Noontime’s 10 Games to Watch.

This season, we will pick games from all three levels, including New England FCS and Division II schools for our weekly post. Last year — and yes, previously — we focused on Division III football, not D-I or D-II.

So, before a busy weekend of games begins, allow us to share our initial picks for the 2022 college football season.

Noontime’s Games to Watch for Week One (Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3)

Bentley at West Chester (Friday, Sept. 2 @ 6 p.m.): A new era of Falcons football begins this evening with first-year coach Alvin Reynolds guiding Bentley against a Golden Rams squad they beat last year by a score of 41-17. PREDICTION: Bentley over West Chester

Holy Cross at Merrimack (Friday, Sept. 2 @ 7 p.m.): Last year, Dan Curran’s Warriors scored an upset win, defeating the Crusaders on the road, thanks to a three-score effort in the second quarter. Can they duplicate their effort this evening in from of their home crowd? PREDICTION: Holy Cross over Merrimack  

Western New England at Springfield (Friday, Sept. 2 @ 7 p.m.): Springfield was picked to capture its third conference crown this fall – tonight, look for the Pride’s defense to lead them past the Golden Bears in the “Battle of Springfield.” PREDICTION: Springfield over Western New England

Framingham State at Brockport (Saturday, Sept. 3 @ 12 p.m.): The Rams’ conference title defense begins with some challenging foes, including tomorrow’s foe, which beat Framingham State last season, 31-0. PREDICTION: Brockport over Framingham State

Husson at UMass Dartmouth (Saturday, Sept. 3 @ 12 p.m.): This is truly a toss-up – I can see both teams winning this contest. But in the end, Husson’s Nic Visser will throw one more touchdown than UMass Dartmouth’s Dante Aviles-Santos to lead the Eagles to a thrilling opening day win. PREDICTION: Husson over UMass Dartmouth

Endicott at St. Lawrence (Saturday, Sept. 3 @ 12 p.m.): The Gulls overcame a slow start to beat the Saints last season. They’ll use a faster start to score an opening-day win this year. PREDICTION: Endicott over St. Lawrence

Ithaca at Bridgewater State (Saturday, Sept. 3 @ 12 p.m.): A challenging opening day matchup awaits the Bears of Bridgewater, which should be in the mix for the MASCAC crown this fall. PREDICTION: Ithaca over Bridgewater State

Sacred Heart at Lafayette (Saturday, Sept. 3 @ 12:30 p.m.): The Pioneers have been quite successful against the Leopards in previous meetings with Sacred Heart winning their last five meetings. PREDICTION: Sacred Heart over Lafayette   

New Haven at Bowie State (Saturday, Sept. 3 @ 1 p.m.): If the Chargers want to advance deep in the NCAA Division II postseason, they will need to beat teams like Bowie State, which advanced to the quarterfinals last fall for the first time in program history. New Haven has won three of four meetings with Bowie State – last year, the Bulldogs outlasted the Chargers, 21-13. PREDICTION: Bowie State over New Haven  

Stonehill at Bloomsburg (Saturday, Sept. 3 @ 2 p.m.): A new chapter of Stonehill football begins on Saturday – the Skyhawks moved up to Division I this year and will compete in the Northeast Conference. But before they compete against any conference foe, they should be able to score their initial win as an FCS program against a squad they defeated last year by a score of 35-13.

Noontime Sports Men’s D3 Lacrosse Preseason Team

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports

A brand new NCAA Division III lacrosse season – here in New England, to be exact – is set to kick-off tomorrow. So, to get the 2017 season started, it is time to announce our Noontime Sports Men’s Lacrosse D3 Lacrosse Preseason Team!

Attack 

Colin Bannon (Endicott)

Austin Carbone (Tufts)

Graham Davis (MIT)

Michael Fahey (Williams)

Will Jennings (Endicott)

Brett Kujala (Bowdoin)

Sean Largay (New England Coll.)

Calvin Lee (UMass Boston)

Bryan Rotatori (Keene State)

Harris Stolzenberg (MIT)

Midfield 

Sam Carlin (Bowdoin)

Zach Cattaruzza (Babson)

AJ Core (Roger Williams)

Keegan Dudeck (Western New England)

Charlie Fay (Bates)

Jack Gould (Middlebury)

Justin Holl (Western New England)

Matthew LaCroix (Springfield)

Tommy Hughes (Endicott)

Zach Richman (Tufts)

Defense 

Chris Baglivi (Emmanuel)

Brendan Dooley (Springfield)

Tyler Hawley (Plymouth State)

Thomas Jenoski (Keene State)

Jack O’Donoghue (Babson)

Steven Patrie (Western New England)

Eric Rogers (Middlebury)

Trevor Ross (Eastern Conn. State)

Michael Ryan (Endicott)

David Sheehan (Lasell)

Goalie 

Will Ernst (Middlebury)

Peter Mumford (Bowdoin)

Jake Reynolds (Springfield)

Cody Tranbarger (Amherst)

Patrick Tynan (Western Conn. State)

New England D3 Hoops: Games to Watch (Jan. 9 -15)

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Keep an eye on No. 9 Roger Williams on Wednesday as they entertain Western New England at 5:30 p.m. (PHOTO COURTESY: Roger Williams Athletics/ DSPics.com)

By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11

Ah, welcome to Monday, everyone!

While we’re still de-thawing (and attempting to melt the snow outside our office here in Massachusetts), it’s time to present a new and weekly Monday blog post titled, ‘Games to Watch.’

This post will highlight a handful of games to follow (or even attend!), so make sure to add these dates/games to your calendar this week.

As usual, if you have a a thought or question or perhaps a thought about any of our recent posts or top 10 polls?  If so, then send us a note at NoontimeSports@gmail.com.

Enjoy the rest of your afternoon/day and hope you tune into these various games to watch!

  • Fitchburg State at No. 10 MIT (MBB), Monday, January 9 at 7 p.m
  • Mount Ida at Lasell (MBB), Tuesday, January 10th at 8 p.m. 
  • Western New England at No. 9 Roger Williams, Wednesday, January 11 at 5:30 p.m.
  • No. 5 UMass Dartmouth at Eastern Conn. St. (WBB), Wednesday, January 11 at 5:30 p.m. 
  • Keene State at No. 8 West Conn. St. (WBB), Wednesday, January 11 at 5:30 p.m. 
  • WPI at No. 1 Babson (MBB), Wednesday, January 11 at 7 p.m. 
  • No. 9 UMass Dartmouth at No. 6 Eastern Conn. St., Wednesday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Framingham State at Westfield State (WBB), Wednesday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Albertus Magnus at Suffolk (WBB), Thursday, January 12 at 5 p.m. 
  • No. 1 Tufts at No. 6 Middlebury (WBB), Friday, January 13 at 7 p.m. 
  • No. 2 Middlebury at No. 4 Tufts (MBB), Friday, January 13 at 7 p.m. 
  • No. 3 Amherst at Wesleyan (MBB), Friday, January 13 at 7 p.m. 
  • Saint Joseph’s (Maine) at Albertus Magnus (MBB), Saturday, January 14 at 1 p.m. 
  • Castleton at New England College (MBB), Saturday, January 14 at 1 p.m.  
  • Roger Williams at Gordon (MBB), Saturday, January 14 at 3 p.m. 
  • Nichols at No. 7 Endicott (MBB), Saturday, January 14 at 3 p.m. 
  • No. 2 Amherst vs. No. 7 Conn. College (WBB), Saturday, January 14 at 3 p.m.

Noontime Sports D3 Men’s Basketball Preseason Team

basketball-preseasonBy NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)

The NCAA Division III Basketball season officially tips-off next Tuesday, November 15th and in honor of a brand new season, we’re dishing out our Noontime Sports D3 Men’s Basketball Preseason Team.

Congratulations to the student-athletes that landed on our inaugural team and best of luck this season!

Forwards/Centers

Jordan Cooper (Brandeis)

Jason Ganley (Wentworth)

Marcus Faison (Salem State)

David George (Amherst)

Hugh Lindo (East Conn.)

Isaiah Nelsen (Babson)

Ed Ogundeko (Trinity)

Tom Palleschi (Tufts)

Nick Portelance (UMass Dartmouth)

Jack Simonds (Bowdoin)

 

Guards

Daniel Aronowitz (Williams)

Jaleel Bell (Fitchburg State)

Jayde Dawson (Amherst)

Sean Doncaster (WPI)

Joey Flannery (Babson)

Bradley Jomard (MIT)

Johnny McCarthy (Amherst)

Matt Ozzella (Keene State)

Matt St. Amour (Middlebury)

Kamahl Walker (Endicott)