Following this week’s news of Mystic Valley Regional CharterSchool canceling its upcoming football season, various high school teams the program was scheduled to play are starting to worry about a potential “domino effect.”
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.
Welcome to Wednesday, everyone – hope you are ALL doing well while continuing to stay safe, happy, and healthy.
Let’s get to some headlines, beginning with the return of Major League Baseball (MLB) – yay, baseball is back!
Noontime’s Headlines for Wednesday, June 24, 2020
There will be a baseball season, beginning late next month.Teams will be reporting to their home cities next week to take part in spring training 2.0. And one of those teams – the Philadelphia Phillies– seem excited to be back on the field to begin preparations for hopefully a successful 60 game season.
It was announced yesterday that Tufts University would be opening its doors to students this fall. But if students don’t feel comfortable returning to campus, they can either study remotely “or take time away from Tufts,” according to The Tufts Daily. Students will need to make a decision about the fall between now and Tuesday, June 30.What does this mean for Tufts athletics? Will we see the Jumbos compete in football?
As of now, a 2020 schedule hasn’t been posted, but like other schools in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), we should know more in the coming days and weeks.
How was your weekend? Are you ready for a brand new week?
It looks like a yucky day outside our window. Expect some rain today in Boston (and outside the city), but the good news is the mild winter returns after some chilly temps this past weekend.
Have a great day, everyone, and remember to smile, laugh, and drink an extra cup of coffee today!
The Boston Sports Scoreboard
The Boston Bruins saw their six-game winning streak snapped yesterday with a 3-1 setback to the Detroit Red Wings. Boston will return to the ice on Wednesday, February 12th when they host the Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 p.m.
Happy Friday, everyone – we made it to the end of the work week!
Sure, it is cloudy outside our window, but luckily the snow (and slush) has disappeared. It’s going to be a rainy morning before it gets quite chilly this weekend, but next week should be a bit warmer – something to think about.
Anywho, have a wonderful weekend, everyone, and enjoy time with family and friends!
The Boston Sports Scoreboard
The Boston Bruins will enjoy another off day before hosting the Phoenix Coyotes tomorrow afternoon at the TD Garden. Puck drop is scheduled for 3 p.m.
The Boston Celtics return to the hardwood this evening to host the Atlanta Hawks at 7:30 p.m. Boston will not feature any new players in their line-up as they did not make a trade yesterday at the NBA Trade Deadline.
The Noontime Headlines (and Links)
Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said they could not find a trade yesterday prior to the deadline. (Boston Globe)
A “We want Tacko!” chant broke out last week when the Celtics were playing the Golden State Warriors. (Boston.com)
The XFL begins this weekend and former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones is the face of the league. (ESPN.com)
The XFL hopes to capture the attention of football fans during the end of winter and early spring. (NPR.org)
Jake DeBrusk apparently trolled Charlie McAvoy after he scored his first goal of the season on Wednesday. (NESN.com)
Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred gave a hint about how the league will discipline the Boston Red Sox for sign-stealing. (NBC Sports)
VIDEO OF THE DAY: We didn’t share any links about Tom Brady and where he will be playing next season – the mystery continues – but apparently Colin Cowherd seems to know where the six-time Super Bowl champion will be playing next fall.