By Matt Noonan
Welcome to Wednesday, everyone!
We have made it to the halfway point of yet another week – how does that make you feel?
Let’s make today a great one by starting it with a brand new Daily Noontime. Have a great day, everyone – and remember to smile, too!
Noontime’s Headlines for Wednesday, August 5, 2020
- We kick-off a brand new day with some BIG news from the college football world: the University of Connecticut will not play football this year, per multiple reports.
The Huskies become the first FBS team to suspend its upcoming season due to the coronavirus pandemic – which team will be the next one to cancel its upcoming season?
- In case you didn’t know, UConn posted just two wins last season – the Huskies beat Wagner College and the University of Massachusetts – while finishing 0-8 against American Athletic Conference foes.
- Elsewhere in the college sports world, Colorado State is launching an investigation into its football program due to reports of some coaches and staffers intimidating and threatening players “for following Covid-19 protocols.”
Apparently, coaches seem more focused on preparing for the upcoming season than protecting their student-athletes, which is NOT good news.
- Locally, the Boston Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-1 – the local nine are now 3-8 overall – while the Boston Celtics lost to the Miami Heat, 112-106.
- Looking to watch some hockey this afternoon? Well, you’re in luck as the Boston Bruins will face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 4 p.m. This is a MUST-WIN for the Black and Gold, which lost its initial restart contest on Sunday to the Philadelphia Flyers.
- Finally, this has not been a good week for sports media, especially locally where a slew of on-air broadcasters, including Gary Tanguay, was laid off from NBC Sports Boston.
Gary Tanguay was a staple to the channel’s coverage for many years – he was certainly someone I admired – and I wish the best for him and everyone that was laid off yesterday.
Again, this is tough news for the industry.