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Daily Noontime: Thursday, March 19th, 2020

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By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation 

We’re back – well, the ‘Daily Noontime’ is back!

I apologize for the radio silence these past few days, but I am happy to report (and share) that I will be producing a ‘Daily Noontime’ every Monday through Friday going forward. And I truly appreciate the support for this daily post – hopefully I can put a smile on your face during these unusual times.

Let’s report on some sports, beginning with a recent tweet (and update) from Adam Schefter that both Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still finalizing their “contract language as of Wednesday night and those discussions will go into Thursday, per source.”

Could the deal fall through and Tom Brady head elsewhere? Would he want to return to the New England Patriots? I doubt it. I think this is a done deal, but for now, we’ll wait and hear about Brady’s new contract either later today or possibly tomorrow.

Speaking of the Patriots, the team will look a bit different this upcoming season as a slew of players have departed for other teams, including Duron Harmon, who was traded to the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, and Kyle Van Noy, who agreed to a four-year, $51 million deal with the Miami Dolphins earlier this week.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver told Rachel Nichols on SportsCenter yesterday that he is not sure what the league’s schedule would be if games resumed in a few weeks or months – he is also not ready to announce (or share) if this season would be canceled. But Silver did note there is a potential to bring back the sport for fans craving live sports with some kind of charity competition.

Jeremy Swayman, who has been stopping pucks for the University of Maine both this season and the past few winters, has decided to skip his senior year and join the Boston Bruins.

On this date in history:

  • 1822: Boston is incorporated as a city.
  • 1918: Congress authorized Daylight Savings Times.
  • 1938: The Toronto Maple Leafs scored eight goals in five minutes.
  • 1966: Texas-Western beat Kentucky in the 28th NCAA Men’s Basketball championship.
  • 1971: The Philadelphia 76ers outscored the Cincinnati Royals, 90-8, in the first half.
  • 1975: Pennsylvania becomes the first state to allow girls to compete with boys in high school sports.

Finally, just a quick personal note (and thought): I know these are unusual times for everyone, but as usual, we will continue to be here, producing content on an array of sports, news, and whatever to provide everyone with something to take their minds off the coronavirus. Like I have said before, we will get through this together, but please be safe, be well, and think positive thoughts like I am (and my family is) during this time. 

D3 Lacrosse Notebook: Bates Earns Top Spot On ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10

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By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11) 

In case you missed it: Bates College men’s lacrosse earned some national attention last night by earning the top spot on ESPN’s Top 10 on SportsCenter.

Bates earned the highest spot in the well-known Top 10 highlight package, thanks to a pair of behind the back looks from Brendan Mullally and Matt Chlastawa. The duo connected for an extremely impressive goal from the nearside during the Bobcats’ 21-8 win over Keene State.

Following the conclusion of yesterday’s contest, Chlastawa told the Sun Journal, “It’s nice to mess around out there and have some fun with it. That’s why we’re out here, because we love the sport.”

The Bobcats have won three-straight and will look to earn their fourth consecutive win when they host Williams College on Saturday, March 24th with face-off set for 1 p.m.

Endicott Softball Makes SportsCenter Top 10 List

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The Endicott College softball team was recently featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays. (PHOTO CREDIT: Endicott College Gulls)

By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11) 

In case you missed it, the Endicott College softball team earned a spot recently on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 plays.

As seen on the Gulls’ Twitter handle (@ECGulls), both at the top of their page, as well as tweeted earlier today, the softball team checked-in second on the list. Host Neil Everett congratulated coach Mark Veilleux, who recently earned his 600th win.

Congratulations to Coach Veilleux on an impressive milestone – for more on the Gulls’ softball program, HOP HERE!

Noontime Sports 2016 Year In Review

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By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11)

Ah, the final day of 2016 has arrived.

And just like past years, it’s time to revisit some of our favorite stories from the past 12 months.

Yet, unlike past years, this year’s ‘year in review’ is made-up of a variety of stories from ‘Catching Up’ to features on the Amherst College and Endicott College football programs to Wheaton women’s basketball providing Coach Melissa Hodgdon with her 200th win as a head coach.

I also made sure to highlight a few podcasts from the past few months – yes, Noontime Sports the Podcast returned this summer and I am super excited to host the 16th episode, which will be posted later next week.

So, sit back, relax, and re-read or listen to some of our biggest posts from 2016, and have a wonderful and safe Happy New Year!

See you in 2017!

UMass Dartmouth’s Buzzer-Beater Makes SportsCenter

UMass Dartmouth's Chris Mendes sank a buzzer-beater trifecta on Tuesday evening, which was later featured on ESPN. (PHOTO CREDIT: UMass Dartmouth Athletics)
UMass Dartmouth’s Chris Mendes sank a buzzer-beater trifecta on Tuesday evening, which was later featured on ESPN. (PHOTO CREDIT: UMass Dartmouth Athletics)

By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11)

It’s been an exciting season for the UMass Dartmouth men’s basketball team.

Earlier this month, the Corsairs provided head coach Brian Baptiste with his 600th win by defeating Bridgewater State, 77-71.

Two days later, they handed Keene State it’s first Little East Conference (LEC) setback of the season – the Owls defeated the Corsairs in last year’s conference championship game en route to the NCAA Tournament. The game also featured senior Jon Robinson netting a career-high 23 points, too.

10 days after their impressive win over Keene State – last night, to be exact – UMass Dartmouth scored a dramatic 72-70 win over MIT, which featured a buzzer-beating three-pointer from Chris Mendes.

ESPN’s SportsCenter featured the game-winning trifecta – HOP HERE to watch (and hear the game-winning call by John Cabral).

The Corsairs return to action at the end of the month when they take on Connecticut College on Friday, December 30th at the 2016 Springfield College Tournament.

For more on the UMass Dartmouth men’s basketball team – HOP HERE