Daily Noontime: Friday, July 3, 2020

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By NoontimeSports.com 

It’s Friday – yay, we made it!

It is also a holiday weekend, too – any fun plans for the Fourth of July?

As usual, we hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this time, and celebrate in a smart way, too. Have a great weekend and thanks for patiently waiting for today’s Daily Noontime!


Noontime’s Headlines for Friday, July 3, 2020

Daily Noontime: Thursday, July 2, 2020

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By Matt Noonan 

It’s Thursday – how are we doing, everyone?

As usual, we hope these posts find everyone – that means our fans and friends of the site – doing well, staying safe and healthy, but also happy, too.

Let’s all have a wonderful day – it is almost the weekend! – and continue to think optimistically about the road ahead.


Noontime’s Headlines for Thursday, July 2, 2020 

Daily Noontime: Friday, June 26, 2020

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By Matt Noonan 

Happy Friday, everyone – we made it!

Before we cruise into the weekend, let’s dish out a brand new ‘Daily Noontime,’ which we know is coming a bit later than normal.

As usual, continue to smile and be happy, everyone, and have a wonderful weekend – stay cool, New England folks!


Noontime’s Headlines for Friday, June 26, 2020

  • With the return of baseball – is it really going to happen next month? – the Boston Red Sox provided a glimmer of hope – and probably some excitement, too – by posting a video about Truck Day on its Twitter handle.Does a truck – well, the second version of Truck Day – really excited you as a Red Sox fan? It doesn’t to me, but maybe some believe Truck Day 2.0 will get all sports fans excited to cheer on the local nine this summer (and fall).
  • The upcoming college sports season will look SO much different than it has previously. And one writer – Keith Srakocic – is sharing concern for the college athletes that would be asked to compete during an ongoing pandemic, which some think could be much worse than it is currently in a few months.
  • In addition to being somewhat concerned, as well as worried about the upcoming college football season, thoughts of if and when a high school season will happen are also being debated.Here are where things stand with each state as we continue to inch closer toward another season of high school football.
  • Morehouse College, which competes in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIA), announced today that they will not provide their student-athletes with a fall sports season, including football.The Maroon Tigers’ football program concluded its 2019 campaign with a 4-6 record, including a 2-4 record against conference foes.

    In addition to the upcoming football season, the school has also canceled its’ cross country season.

Daily Noontime: Thursday, June 25, 2020

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By Matt Noonan 

It’s Thursday, which means a brand new weekend is upon us – yay!

As usual, we hope EVERYONE is doing well while continuing to stay safe and healthy. And now, let’s dish out some news and links.


Noontime’s Headlines for Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has some within the sports – and yes, news world – thinking the following question: is it worth the risk to play games while numbers continue to trend upward?Tim Dahlberg of the Associated Press penned an interesting column that may make you think it might be wise to punt on sports for the rest of the year. But again, what do we know?
  • Similar to Tim Dalhberg’s piece about possibly saying goodbye to sports in 2020, the Boston Globe‘s Dan Shaughnessy expressed similar feelings in a recent column earlier this week.
  • Following this week’s news of Mystic Valley Regional Charter School canceling its upcoming football season, various high school teams the program was scheduled to play are starting to worry about a potential “domino effect.”
  • With baseball returning to Fenway Park next week – that is Spring Training 2.0, to be exact – Boston Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy hopes he and the organization can welcome fans to upcoming games either later this summer or in the fall.While it is uncertain if and when fans would be able to attend an upcoming Red Sox game, various outlets reported yesterday that one of Boston’s players tested positive for the coronavirus. The unnamed player is asymptomatic and is doing well it seems, according to various reports.
  • We learned yesterday that the University of Connecticut will cut four sports – men’s cross country, women’s rowing, men’s swimming, and diving and men’s tennis – at the end of the upcoming school year.The reason behind these cuts is due to an “overall budget reduction effort,” as reported by Sam Cooper of Yahoo! Sports.

     

  • And finally, student-athletes of teams (and programs) that are expected to be cut by Brown University, have accused the institution of “fraud for working secretly on a plan” that would eliminate their respective sport.

Daily Noontime: Monday, June 22, 2020

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By Matt Noonan 

The Daily Noontime is back – yay!

Yes, we are officially back – Monday through Friday, to be exact – to provide you with some links, news, and possibly photos of our newest team member – that would be our dog, Austin Noonan.

As usual, make sure to stay connected with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube – have a great day, everyone, and remember to social distance!


Noontime’s Headlines for Monday, June 22, 2020


The Weekend Rewind 

It was hot this past weekend, but that didn’t stop us from doing some blogging.

One of the stories I posted this past weekend was about adult men’s baseball leagues in Massachusetts planning to start-up on Monday, July 6, which happens to be when the state’s third phase of its reopening is scheduled to start.

Another story I posted was about a father-son duo at Bridgewater State University – that would be coach Joe Verria and Ryan Verria, who are leading the way for the school’s football program.

And finally, we want to thank the Western Massachusetts Football Coaches Association (WMFCA) for the opportunity to highlight a slew of local student-athletes that were expected to compete once more last Friday, June 19 at Springfield College in a Senior Bowl.