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D3 Football Notebook: Brockport, Ithaca Highlight Week 10 Action In New York

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Brockport clinched the Empire 8 title with a 35-25 win over Alfred last Saturday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Brockport Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)

An exciting 35-25 win last Saturday over Alfred provided Brockport with the Empire 8 crown.

The Golden Eagles, who checked-in 10th this week on the latest D3Football.com Top 25 Poll, once again received a boost from its defense, specifically Austin Dean, who concluded last Saturday’s till with the Saxons by recording nine total tackles, including three-and-a-half tackles for a loss of 18 yards and two sacks for a loss of 11 yards.

On offense, quarterback Joe Germinerio completed 14 of 17 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns, while Christian Hollister clinched the win with a one-yard touchdown run late in the fourth.

The win provided the Golden Eagles with their ninth-straight of the season – they will attempt to finish 10-0 this weekend when they visit St. Lawrence on Saturday, November 11 for a 1:00 p.m. kick-off.

Alfred, which falls to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the Empire 8, will cap its regular season with a visit from Hartwick on Saturday. Hartwick enters the early afternoon clash on a three-game losing skid – their last win came early last month when they defeated Morrisville State, 52-34.

Ithaca capped its Liberty League slate last weekend with a convincing 20-3 win over Union College, which entered the contest on a seven-game winning streak.

The Bombers held the Dutchmen to a just 188 yards of total offense, thanks to Dan Loizos, who led Ithaca’s defense with 12 total tackles, including five solo stops, one forced fumble and one tackle for a one yard loss.

Ithaca’s David Prudhomme concluded the game with eight points on a pair of field goals and extra points – his longest field goal of the contest was a 33-yard boot.

With the win, the Bombers head into the final week of the regular season with the best record in the Liberty League at 4-1. They’ll face SUNY Cortland this week, which is always a must-see, must-follow contest.

Union will cap its regular season slate with a visit from RPI. Both teams enter this week’s clash with identical 3-1 conference ledgers.

Other news and notes from the Empire State: Matthew Murphy highlighted his team’s come-from-behind win last weekend against Dean by booting a 20-yard field goal midway through the third quarter to help SUNY Maritime edge Dean, 17-14, in Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) play … the Privateers’ eight wins matches their record from 2011 when they SUNY Maritime won eight of 10 contests, including a 21-14 win over Gallaudet … Merchant Marine’s Brice Moore was tabbed this week’s New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Offensive Athlete of the Week after leading the Mariners to a 62-27 win over Catholic University. Moore completed two of three passes for 81 yards, while rushing for a game-high 104 yards on 20 carries and two scores … the Mariners head to Coast Guard Academy this weekend to contend for the Secretaries’ Cup. The game will be streamed ive on ESPN3 at noon … Buffalo State returned to the win column last Saturday with an exciting 24-20 win over Hartwick, thanks to a late touchdown pass from quarterback Kyle Hoppy to Had Bryant.

Mass. College Football: Springfield Represented In Super Bowl XLVIII In a Variety of Ways

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Springfield College sports information department, below is this afternoon’s release about three alums that’ll be represented in the Super Bowl on Sunday:

Three Springfield College alums will be representing the Pride on Sunday at Super Bowl XLVIII. (Photo Credit: Springfield College Athletics)
Three Springfield College alums will be representing the Pride on Sunday at Super Bowl XLVIII. (Photo Credit: Springfield College Athletics)

Springfield, Mass. – January 27, 2014 – When Super Bowl XLVIII takes place this Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J., there will be several Springfield College alums who will be involved, whether it be on the field, in the stadium, or in the television studio.

Dave Magazu ‘80 is in his third season as the Denver Broncos offensive line coach —a position in which he owns six years of NFL experience and 29 years overall. Denver’s offense has put together a record-setting year thanks to the efforts of quarterback Peyton Manning, as the Broncos set new NFL records for offensive points in a season, passing touchdowns, and passing yards gained. Under Magazu’s watch, the offensive line has allowed the fewest sacks (20) and the third-fewest quarterback hurries (54) among the 32 NFL teams. Magazu earned a degree in Physical Education and was a four-year starter as a defensive tackle and a member of both the 1976 and 1978 teams that allowed the fewest points (128) in the past 45 years of Springfield College football program.

Jessamyn McIntyre ‘04 has a multitude of media roles dealing directly with the Seattle Seahawks. In addition to being an Executive Producer at 710 ESPN Seattle, McIntyre is a co-host of the Fone Zone at Northwest Cable News. The ‘Fone Zone’ is a popular Seahawks post-game call-in show and airs directly after the Seahawks network broadcast. McIntyre graduated with a degree in Communications/Sports Journalism and was a four-year member of the women’s volleyball program at Springfield College.

Ron VanDeVeen ’89 is the current Senior Vice President of Events for MetLife Stadium, which is set to host the first-ever Super Bowl in the New York metropolitan area. VanDeVeen graduated from Springfield with a degree in Business.

Daily Noontime – July 25, 2011

The NFL season rests on the shoulders of DeMaurice Smith, as well as the NFLPA.

Good Day to everyone and welcome into yet another wonderful Daily Noontime! Here’s the headlines and news of the day, so enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* Monday should be an important day in the NFL, as the players and owners should officially shake hands, as well as end the lockout.

* Sunday was a special day, as the Boston Red Sox ended their three-game series with the Seattle Mariners with a win, but also, celebrated Tim Wakefield‘s 2,000th strikeout too.

* Sadly, Michael Phelps and Team USA settled for the bronze medal on Sunday at the 400-meter freestyle relay, which isn’t a great feeling, right?

* More news is currently being released on Monday about Lorenzen Wright‘s death, as well as what the Memphis police department didn’t do right.

* The Mariners extended their losing streak to 15-games, but is that something to be proud of, especially as a M’s fan?

* Sunday was an exciting day, as Cooperstown, New York welcomed a few new members to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Games to Watch: 

* Pittsburgh at Atlanta (MLB) – 7:00pm eastern 

* Seattle at New York Yankees (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern 

* Kansas City at Boston (MLB) – 7:10pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

How awesome is it when you watch Shaquille O’Neal show off his puppetry skills? 

Meet The New York State Federals

By Matt Noonan 

Noontime Sports caught up with New York State Federals manager, ScottSkip” Nathanson the past week to learn more about his traveling Minor League baseball team. Here’s our interview with the manager on the team, challenges the squad has faced thus far, as well as his take on where some of his various players are headed in the future.

On managing the New York Federals: “It’s my first year managing a travel team. The last three years, I was a manager in the New York State League, which is a developmental league and we’ve had a lot of success sending players to the CanAm League, so this year they named us the official developmental league for the CanAm League and a couple of months after that they were short an eighth franchise, so they invited us to put a team in the league.”

On dealing with challenges or obstacles: “Each place we go to, it’s usually a bit of a new routine and early in the year when each team has their new staffs, they’re not exactly organized all the time, so especially being on the road, we’re learning everything as we get there instead of having things [ready] in advanced. We got to Worcester and they didn’t know that we were supposed to be at the hotel and we had to wait about a half hour until they cleared the issue up. It’s difficult. Coming up [to Brockton], the first day of [our most recent] series, we blew a tire on our van and luckily one of our players had his car and he was following us, so [what ended up happening was] we loaded all the guys in [our two different vans] and everyone got here on time.”

On not always having a “loads” of fans: “We have some family members who are very true to the organization, so we see the same faces at each stop and it’s nice to have them along with us. We don’t have any trouble with [not having loads of fans] we’re used to playing at Westchester Community College, which is great for us because we’re able to use it, but it’s not a field like the ones [we’ve been] playing on. So, for us, we’re happy to be [playing at] a professional field and we’re thrilled to play. The competition is excellent and that’s motivating for us. We have a lot of young players, we have a few veterans and it’s a great mix of players.” 

On playing baseball everyday: “Every day is a grind. The games that we’ve won have been mostly 2-1 or 3-2. We had one game where we scored nine runs, but we haven’t been scoring, so we’re putting a lot of pressure on our pitchers and our defense. We’re trying to battle every pitch.”

On seeing players advance from the Federals: “I see several of our players who have enough ability to become affiliated players. The step that they will take now is they’ll be seen by the other managers in this league and their stats will be seen all over the country and they will be able to be signed off our roster to another team to be able to have a home and play in a home stadium, half their season and also to add to the salary that their making. Here with the New York Federals most of our players are making a very small amount compared to what the players in the CanAm are making.” 

Bruins Give Up Early Goal, Lose to New York, 1-0

By Matt Noonan

BOSTON, MA – What exactly went right for the Bruins on a Saturday at the TD Garden? Was it the fact they showed up to play just 60 minutes of hockey? Did a majority of the players continue to embrace the excitement from Thursday’s beat down against Montreal? All in all, what were the true highs for the Bruins?

In all honesty, not a whole lot, as the Bruins watched yet another two-game winning streak come to an end, as the New York Rangers escaped with a 1-0 victory.

“It took us a while to get going. I thought the other team played a solid game. They were strong on the puck, they were solid, they’re gritty and we were a little light on our sticks for the first forty minutes and that kind of put us obviously in a bad situation,” said Bruins head coach Claude Julien.

New York may or may not have been solid for the entire game, but after an early tangle between Gregory Campbell and Sean Avery, which resulted in a five-minute penalty for both squads, the Bruins immediately lost any sort of energy and simply played uninspiring hockey.

Although, roughly four minutes after an exciting brawl, Michael Sauer whipped the puck toward Boston’s net, which resulted in a Derek Stepan goal due to the puck ricocheting off his stick.

It was the only goal that would occur throughout the game, but it obviously was the difference maker in deciding who would win or lose.

“I didn’t see the play before, but no matter what, he made a good tip,” said Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask.

The Rangers goal was somewhat controversial, as fans, media members and Julien all believed that New York had a player who was clearly offside during the play, but either way, it seemed that the Boston players and coaching staff decided to let it go.

“It’s unfortunate that the only goal that was scored maybe a little bit of controversial goal, but we had lots of opportunities to make up for it,” said Julien.

After the goal was recorded, the game was practically over. Boston showed little to no effort on offense and played incredibly sloppy. Yes, the offense did shot the puck on net, 23 times to be exact, but other than firing shots on New York’s Henrik Lundqvist, they had nothing else to celebrate.

“I think we didn’t get pucks in deep and we didn’t get our feet going early enough and that’s where we had success last couple [of] games,” said Julien.

“Even at the end when we were firing away late in the third they were all collapsing, they were doing whatever they had to do to block shots and they were willing to pay the price.”

At times, it seemed as if the Bruins were going to score, both during the second and third period, but New York’s defense didn’t even allow Boston to become comfortable in their zone, as they denied any goal scoring opportunity.

Yet, besides the horrific play of the Bruins offense, Boston at least had something positive to acknowledge, which was Rask’s exceptional play, but even the goaltender knew that this loss was frustrating.

“It’s disappointing to lose obviously, but I thought we put up a pretty good effort,” said Rask. “We definitely came out hard in the third [period] and got our chances, battled hard, but a 1-0 loss is always tough to take when you don’t score a goal after you score seven.”

Besides all the frustration, aggravation and tension, which came out of this game, Boston is still a team that is inconsistent, but also, a squad that seems to have trouble rebounding after emotional wins. Although, with only eight games remaining in the regular season and still, a Northeast division up for grabs, the Bruins will need to regroup quickly, as they travel to Philadelphia on Sunday to face the best team in the Eastern Conference.

Boston needs to regroup and get ready for the playoffs because otherwise, they won’t advance if they play the way they did against New York.

“Let’s turn the page on this one here and hopefully be a better team tomorrow,” said Julien.