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Springfield’s Giorgio Earns Invite To New Orleans Saints’ Rookie Minicamp

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Springfield College’s Nick Giorgio (94) has been invited to the New Orleans Saints’ minicamp. (PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Noonan/NoontimeSports.com)

By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

Tuesday was an exciting day for the soon-to-be Springfield College alum as Nick Giorgio received an invitation to the New Orleans Saints’ Rookie Minicamp, which will be held this weekend (May 10th-12th).

Giorgio is the most recent member of the Springfield football program to earn a tryout with a National Football League (NFL) team since Fran Papasedero competed for a spot with the New York Jets in 1994.

The Cumberland, Rhode Island native gained attention from 12 NFL franchises back in March during his workout at the Harvard University Pro Day, as well as through his agent Paul Sheehy of ProStar Sports Agency.

Giorgio, who was tabbed our Noontime Sports New England Division III Player of the Year, enjoyed his best season with the Pride, recording season-bests in tackles (50), total tackles (82.0), tackles per game (7.5), sacks (14), and tackles for a loss (29). In his team’s final game – a New England Bowl victory over Maritime (N.Y.) – he tallied a season-best 12.0 total tackles, along with one-and-a-half sacks for a loss of 10 yards and four-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 19 yards, while also recording one pass break-up.

In addition to being recognized through our site, Giorgio earned additional postseason accolades, including the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston‘s Division II/III New England Defensive Player of the Year and the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Athlete of the Year. Giorgio was also a semifinalist for the Gagliardi National Player of the Year Trophy, too.

Giorgio becomes the second Massachusetts college football player to gain attention from the Saints as Assumption College‘s Deonte Harris recently inked a three-year deal with the team as an undrafted rookie.

Football Friday Notebook: NCAA Tweaks Redshirt Rule For D1 Football, Plus D3 Football Captains & More

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

Happy Friday, everyone!

Let’s kick-start your weekend with some football news and notes from the D3 world to the pros and high schools.

The NCAA recently made some tweaks to its redshirt rules, which should make college football fun to follow this season, as well as a little unpredictable, too.

More on the NCAA redshirt rule change from Sports Illustrated – this will certainly help coaches get first-year players even more ready for future success, both at the college and pro level.

On Thursday, the Maritime (N.Y.) Privateers announced on their Instagram account their captains for the upcoming season. Congrats to Payton Campbell, Liam Bailey and Dean Lynch – best of luck this season, gents!

The St. John Fisher College football unveiled on Twitter its uniform combos for the upcoming season. Thoughts?

Also announcing captains for this upcoming season was Gettysburg College earlier this week – congrats to Chase FeeMiles McKnight and Nick Rella!

A feel-good feature from the USA Today on how a school, fatherhood and football connect former Temple University teammates. It may get a little dusty in your room after reading it!

What should Dallas Cowboys fans expect from their offense this season? A massive amount of rushes from Ezekiel Elliott … duh!

Speaking of the Cowboys, make sure to check-out Charles Robinson‘s piece from Yahoo! SportsDallas needs to have a bounce back season, per his report. Otherwise, things could get pretty interesting in Big-D!

Finally, Mike Pereira told PFT Live the following: “If at the end of this year there are more concussions on kickoffs, forget it. It’s gone.” Clock is ticking, NFL rules committee!

Have a great weekend, everyone and make sure to stay connected with our Football handle on Twitter: @Noontime_FB 

D3 Football: Castleton Unveils 2018 Schedule

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

As we inch closer to a brand new D3 Football season, more teams are beginning to unveil their 2018 schedules, including the Castleton Spartans, which kick-off its season on Saturday, September 1st when they host Plymouth State at 1 p.m.

Plymouth State has won the past two meetings against the Spartans, but a win over the Panthers in three months would be Castleton’s first since 2015.

One week after their annual meeting with the Panthers, Castleton will hit the road for a trio of games, including a visit to Norwich on Saturday, September 15th at 2 p.m. Castleton-Norwich is always a game to watch as both teams compete for the Maple Sap Bucket Trophy. Castleton beat Norwich, 28-14, last season, thanks to a pair of rushing scores by Moe Harris.

Castleton will cap its first month of play with a visit to Misericordia before jumping into Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) play on Saturday, October 6th when they host Anna Maria at 6 p.m. The Spartans will travel just once in October to Gallaudet, but host Maritime (N.Y.) and Husson on October 20th and 27th, respectively. 

The Spartans will cap their regular season with a pair of November games against Alfred State and Dean with hopes of competing in either the New England Bowl or NCAA Tournament on Saturday, November 17th.

Castleton finished 6-4 overall last season, including 5-2 in league play. Coach Tony Volpone returns some key pieces from last year this fall, including Harris, quarterback Mitchell Caron, wide receiver Adnane Adossama, linebacker Grant Cummings and defensive back Owen Tretter 

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New England D3 Football: Players To Watch In The ECFC In 2017

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

It’s Wednesday, Noontime Sports fans, which means it’s time to highlight another New England Division III football conference to watch this season.

This week, we’re highlighting the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), an eight-team league that features squads from New England, as well as outside the region, too. All eight teams were represented on our ‘Players to Watch’ list below.

Prior to this week’s ECFC Players to Watch post, we highlighted the following conferences:

Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC)

Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) 

New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) 

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OFFENSE 

Cory Brandon

Husson

Quarterback 

John Smith

Husson

Runningback 

DJ Allen

Husson

Tight End 

Timel Benton

Gallaudet

Quarterback 

Dylan Mento

Gallaudet

Wide Receiver 

Lawrence Watson

Gallaudet

Wide Receiver 

Thomas Wright

Maritime (N.Y.)

Quarterback 

Matt Ward

Maritime (N.Y.)

Runningback 

Vincent Iaquinta

Anna Maria 

Tight End 

Mar-Keise Jones

Alfred State 

Runningback 

Moe Harris

Castleton 

Runningback 

Ryan Barry 

Castleton

Wide Receiver 

Travis O’Brien

Mount Ida 

Runningback 

Mike Elsey

Mount Ida 

Wide Receiver 

Nick Hewitt

Mount Ida 

Wide Receiver 

David Curry

Dean 

Wide Receiver 

DEFENSE 

Luke Washburn

Husson

Defensive Line 

Jean Gabriel

Husson

Defensive Back

Elvin Suazo, Jr. 

Husson

Defensive End 

Louie Akuffo

Gallaudet 

Defensive Back 

Mason Gooch

Gallaudet

Linebacker 

Jamie Cumberbatch

Gallaudet

Defensive Back

Solomon Worthey

Gallaudet

Defensive End 

Wesley Joseph

Maritime (N.Y.)

Defensive Line

Kendal Parker 

Maritime (N.Y.)

Linebacker 

Nick Conte

Maritime (N.Y.) 

Defensive Back

Jarius Ransom

Anna Maria

Linebacker 

Brandon Davis 

Alfred State 

Linebacker 

Jakob Trautwein

Castleton 

Linebacker 

Bubba Collins

Castleton

Defensive End 

Mike Obianigwe

Mount Ida 

Defensive Line 

Malik Webb

Dean 

Defensive Back

 

New England D3 Football: Bridgewater State, Husson & WNE Highlight Week 10 Action

A PAT in overtime proved to be the difference as Bridgewater State knocked off Framingham State en route to capturing the program's first MASCAC Regular Season Crown since 2008. (Photo Credit: Bridgewater State Athletics)

A PAT in overtime proved to be the difference as Bridgewater State knocked off Framingham State en route to capturing the program’s first MASCAC Regular Season Crown since 2008. (Photo Credit: Bridgewater State Athletics)

By Noontime Sports (@NoontimeSports

A trio of New England teams captured their respective conference crowns this afternoon as Bridgewater State defeated Framingham State (28-27 OT), Husson University beat Norwich University (27-13) and Western New England topped Salve Regina University (41-22).

In addition to a trio of big conference ‘championship wins,’ our second best team in New England – Trinity College – won its seventh-straight contest, defeating Amherst College on Senior Day by a score of 24-14.

Below is a roundup from today’s big games – we will have more later this weekend, including links and tweets from Week 10.

Week 10 Highlights:

Bridgewater State 28, Framingham State 27 (OT): Russ Bolarinho’s PAT in the extra session proved to be the difference as the Bears claimed their first MASCAC regular season crown since 2008. Malik Gordon scored the game-tying touchdown in the extra session – a one-yard-plunge – which tied the game at 27-27. Garrett finished the contest with a pair of scores and 124 yards on 23 carries.

Western New England 41, Salve Regina 22: Western New England halfback Nick Connell rushed for a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns, which helped the Golden Bears secure their second-straight New England Football Conference (NEFC) crown. Connell tallied four scores and rushed for a season-high 170 yards and four touchdowns in his team’s ninth-straight win.

Husson 27, Norwich 13: For the second time in three seasons, the Eagles of Husson are ECFC champs. The Eagles scored an exciting win on Senior Day against the Cadets, while receiving some help from SUNY Maritime – the Privateers defeated Mount Ida College, 17-14 – to secure the conference title. John Smith led Husson’s ground game – and all rushers – with 211 yards and three touchdowns, while Luke Washburn concluded the contest with seven total tackles (two solo), one-and-a-half sacks, two-and-a-half tackles for a loss and a pair of quarterback hurries.

Maritime (N.Y.) 17, Mount Ida 14: Mark Murphy kicked a 23-yard field goal with nine seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to lift the Privateers over the Mustangs.

Trinity 24, Amherst 14: A fumble recovery returned for a touchdown by Spencer Donahue along with a pick-six by Paul McCarthy helped the Bantams defeat the Purple and White on Senior Day.

Week 10 Scores

  • Bridgewater State 28, Framingham State 27 (OT)
  • Western New England 41, Salve Regina 22
  • Husson 27, Norwich 13
  • Maritime (N.Y.) 17, Mount Ida 14
  • Trinity 24, Amherst 14
  • Anna Maria 27, Gallaudet 13
  • Castleton 23, Becker 22
  • Nichols 54, Maine Maritime 28
  • Endicott 28, Coast Guard 17
  • MIT 26, Curry 21
  • Worcester State 31, Westfield State 17
  • Plymouth State 28, Mass. Maritime 7
  • Fitchburg State 22, UMass Dartmouth 14
  • Bates 24, Bowdoin 7
  • Tufts 44, Colby 12
  • Wesleyan 59, Williams 14
  • Middlebury 45, Hamilton 10
  • WPI 37, Rochester 34
  • Springfield 24, RPI 7
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