Social Media Round-Up: Ali Marpet (Hobart) Transitions From Tackle To Guard For Tampa Bay

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Ali Marpet, who once competed for the Hobart football team, has transitioned quite well from offensive tackle to guard for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (PHOTO CREDIT: Sports Illustrated)

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

Sure, the D3 football season seems like a ways a way, but don’t worry because it will be here before we know it!

In addition to our early preseason coverage, which we began earlier this week, Noontime Sports is pleased to presents our first ‘social media round-up’ of the 2017 season with tweets and news from around the D3 Football World.

SOCIAL PLUG: Make sure to follow Noontime Sports on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube! 

We begin this edition of the ‘social media round-up’ with Wesley’s football program, which Myles Toppin to the team. We wish Myles and the team best of luck this season!

WPI halfback Sean McAllen was featured in the Citizen News on Friday (June 2nd) for earning the Charles R. McNulty Award during the athletic department’s annual banquet.

According to Aaron Young of the Des Moines Register, the Luther College football team will be competing on a brand new blue turf field this season, which will be installed this summer.

Finally, Ali Marpet, who competed for Hobart a few years ago, was featured in a recent post on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ website about transitioning from offensive tackle to offensive guard.

Noontime Sports The Podcast: Episode 20 Hayden Bird (Boston.com)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

Noontime Sports the Podcast returned after a few week hiatus with guest Hayden Bird of Boston.com.

Bird joined host Matt Noonan to discuss his experience covering the Super Bowl during ‘Media Week,’ while also attempting to answer the question: Is Tom Brady the best quarterback in the National Football League (N.F.L.)?

If you’re a New England Patriots fan or just a die-hard football fan, then this is a must-listen to podcast!

Follow Bird on Twitter at @HaydenHBird and make sure to read his various posts and stories on Boston.com, too.

Noontime Sports is now on SoundCloud, so make sure to become a fan of our page today! 

Noontime Sports The Podcast: Episode 10 (Erik Frenz | Bill Belichick vs. the NFL: The Case for the NFL’s Greatest Coach)

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By NoontimeSports.com 

Ah, the 10th episode of Noontime Sports the Podcast – we have officially reached double-figures … high five!

For our initial double-digit edition, Matt Noonan caught up with Erik Frenz, the author of Bill Belichick vs. the NFL: The Case for the NFL’s Greatest Coach

Frenz highlights different moments of working on his first-ever book, which recently hit the bookshelves a few weeks ago, as well as why Bill Belichick is hands-down the best coach ever.

In addition to discussing his book, Frenz and Noonan also discussed the first few weeks of the NFL season and why the league’s ratings have plummeted.

Make sure to follow Frenz on Twitter (@ErikFrenz).

Noontime Sports The Podcast: Episode Nine (Matt Noonan on D3 Football, D3 Hoops & NFL)

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By NoontimeSports.com 

Flying solo on a Thursday, Matt Noonan highlighted a pair of big D3 Football games to watch this weekend – Tufts at Trinity and Plymouth State at Bridgewater State – along with some pre-D3 hoops thoughts on the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC). Finally, Noonan gives his ‘two-cents’ on the first five weeks of the National Football League (NFL) season – five weeks, seriously? – and who he thinks are contenders and pretenders.

Noontime Minute: King To Set-Up GoFundMe Page For Horse-Collar Tackle

Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King plans to set-up a GoFundMe page for his horse-collar tackle from this past Sunday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Bleacher Report)
Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King plans to set-up a GoFundMe page for his horse-collar tackle from this past Sunday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Bleacher Report)

By Matt Noonan

The Noontime Minute is a short blog post on one topic that should be read in 60 seconds or less.

If it takes more than 60 seconds, our apology!

We’ll have more of these posts over the next few days, weeks and months, so enjoy the first of many Noontime Minutes.

As noted in various publications over the past 24 hours – maybe 15-20 hours to be exact – Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King is planning to set-up a GoFundMe page following his horse-collar tackle on Sunday, which stopped Eric Weems and the Atlanta Falcons from registering a touchdown late in the second quarter.

The result of the play was a penalty – obviously, because it was a horse-collar tackle – and instead of scoring a touchdown on the ensuing possession, the Falcons settled for a Matt Bryant field goal.

No fine has been handed as of this morning, but that won’t stop King from setting-up a GoFundMe page so he can receive some assistance from Raider Nation.

I am not entirely sure King will need a great deal of assistance from his fans, especially since he recently inked his name on a five-year, $16.5 million contract.

If you do decide to pitch-in (or help King with his fine), please let us know!

Noontime Sports The Podcast: Episode Six (John Rollins | Interim Commissioner / CFO ECAC)

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By NoontimeSports.com 

For the sixth episode of Noontime Sports the PodcastMatt Noonan chats with John Rollins, who is the Interim Commissioner/CFO of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC).

Rollins shared his goals and objectives for the ECAC moving forward, while also discussing past work in the National Football League (N.F.L.). With the NFL, Rollins held the title of Business Manager for both the League Office and League Management Council, as noted in his bio on the conference’s website.

In addition to a little professional football talk, Rollins also shred his excitement for the conference’s upcoming #ECACD3FBFest, which will take place this November 18-20 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Noontime Sports The Podcast: Episode Two (Nick Coit | ABC6 Providence)

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By NoontimeSports.com 

Ah, the second episode of Noontime Sports: The Podcast has arrived!

Matt Noonan chats New England Patriots offseason news – yes, DeflateGate – with Nick Coit, who is a weekend sports anchor and reporter for ABC 6 in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to some pre-season Patriots chatter, Noonan and Coit share their thoughts on the sports broadcasting business and what they both think will occur in the future.

Make sure to follow Nick on Twitter and Instagram, too.