Mass. College Hoops: Holy Cross Announces Play 4Kay Charity Basketball Game

By NoontimeSports.com 

The Holy Cross women’s basketball team will play their annual Play 4Kay Game on Saturday, February 21 when they host Navy at the Hart Center. Tip off is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

Below is the release about the game, courtesy of the Holy Cross Athletic Department’s Media Relations Office:

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women’s basketball program will host its first annual Play 4Kay game on Saturday, Feb. 21, during its 1:05 p.m. contest against Navy at the Hart Recreation Center.

The Worcester community is invited to attend the game, with proceeds directly supporting women’s cancer research through the Kay Yow Cancer Fund®. The community can also donate on behalf of Holy Cross at www.Play4Kay.org/HCWBB

As part of the celebration, tickets in the bleacher section of the Hart Center will be reduced to $4.00 when using the promo code “HCPINK.” Tickets for the game can be purchased online at GoHolyCross.com/Tickets or by calling the ticket office at (508) 793-2573.

The annual Play 4Kay initiative provides coaches and student-athletes around the country the opportunity to “come together as one” to raise awareness for breast cancer research on the court, in their communities and beyond.

Throughout February, high schools, universities and local organizations are dedicated to raise funds and awareness to support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund’s (KYCF), mission of  supporting scientific research focused on women’s cancers, as well as projects assisting the underserved community.

In her 34-year tenure at North Carolina State University, the late Kay Yow became the first coach to win two Olympic gold medals, guided her teams to 20 NCAA Tournaments and was inducted into 11 Halls of Fame. However, Coach Yow’s legacy in the community extends far beyond the basketball court. Yow founded the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in 2007 before passing away in 2009 after her 22-year battle with breast cancer.

Coach Yow’s passion and leadership served as the catalyst for Play 4Kay, the KYCF’s flagship fundraising initiative. Since its inception, the Play 4Kay program has raised more than $3.93 million to support women’s cancer research.

For more information or to make a donation, visit www.Play4Kay.org.

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. www.KayYow.com.

Mass. College Football: Saturday Scoreboard

By NoontimeSports.com 

Here are the results from this afternoon’s contests.

* Boston College 38, NC State 21

* Harvard 38, Penn 30

* Akron 14, UMass 13

* Bentley 56, St. A’s 41

* New Haven 27, Assumption 17

* Merrimack 35, So. Conn. 24

* AIC 27, Stonehill 17 (Northeast-10 Conference Championship)

* Mount Ida 6, Husson 0

* Springfield College 35, WPI 21

* Framingham State 36, Worcester State 0

* Bridgewater State 45, Mass. Maritime 20 (35th Annual Cranberry Bowl)

* West Conn. 37, Westfeld State 0

* Fitchburg State 41, Plymouth State 30

* Curry College 54, Maine Maritime 38

* WNE 62, Nichols 37

* MIT 48, Coast Guard 31

* Endicott 24, Salve Regina 0 (NEFC Championship)

Daily Noontime – March 8, 2012

Evan Turner's 26 points helped the Philadelphia 76ers defeat Boston on Wednesday! (Photo Credit: Philly.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Good Thursday to everyone, and welcome into yet another amazing edition of the Daily Noontime! Let’s jumpstart the day with some headlines and news from the Hub.

* Philadelphia snapped Boston’s five-game winning streak on Wednesday, as the 76ers defeated the Celtics, 103-71. Evan Turner led all scorers with 26 points, while Paul Pierce paced the Celtics with 16 points. Boston will return to the hardwood on Friday when they host the Portland Trailblazers.

* The Boston Bruins will look to build off their 5-4 victory against Toronto on Thursday when they host Buffalo at 7:00pm.

* Sources confirmed on Wednesday that Andrew Ference and Daniel Paille both skated on their own in Wilmington. Head coach Claude Julien told the media that having both of them on the ice is a “good sign.”

* The Boston College Eagles men’s basketball team will begin their quest toward capturing an ACC tournament championship on Thursday when they tip-off against North Carolina State at 12:00pm. The Eagles ended their conference slate with a 4-12 record, as well as ended their 2011-12 campaign with 9-21 record.

* Finally, we’re a few days away from the start of a new MLS season, as the New England Revolution will kick-off their 2012 slate in San Jose on Saturday.

Daily Noontime – June 28, 2011

It's a sad day in Los Angles, as Frank McCourt filed the Dodgers for bankruptcy!

It’s Tuesday and yes, we’re getting somewhat closer to July 4th, so hang on tight, OK? Here’s the day’s headlines and news, so enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* Apparently, one source has it correct, which is… Frank McCourt has nothing and the Los Angles Dodgers have it all.

* While ball clubs should be focused on winning, the Dodgers are forced to worry about payments and economics.

* It’s not certain, but the NFL could “implement” a Thursday Night schedule beginning in 2012, but is that a good or bad idea?

* Once again, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is favoring a Plaxico Burress return instead of Tiki Barber. We saw this coming, right?

* According to reports, Terrell Owens had knee surgery to repair his ACL, but some are wondering, will he return this season?

* It’s a done deal, Russell Wilson is no longer a member of North Carolina State, but instead the Wisconsin Badgers football team.

Games to Watch: 

* San Francisco at Chicago Cubs (MLB) – 2:20pm eastern 

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

* Boston at Philadelphia (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern

Video of the Day: 

Remember when T.O. cried during a press conference? Well, this particular video brings back memories, right?