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New England Football: Undrafted Free Agent Signings

A slew of New England college football players signed unrestricted free agent contracts with various NFL teams. (PHOTO COURTESY: Visualunt.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

With the 2020 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, it is time to turn our attention to the various New England college football players that have recently signed with teams as undrafted free agents.

Here is a current list of student-athletes that will be competing for roster spots with various teams for the upcoming season. We will be updating this list as more signings are announced.

Boston College

  • Jake Burt (TE): The Lynnfield, Massachusetts native, who was named to the John Mackey Award Watch List as a graduate student with the Eagles this past fall, signed with the New England Patriots on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Brown University

Dartmouth College

Harvard University

Holy Cross 

  • Jackson Dennis (OL): The Odessa, Florida native signed a free-agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals following the conclusion of the NFL Draft. Dennis started 12 games last fall for the Crusaders, who advanced to the NCAA FCS playoffs for the first time since 2009.

University of Maine

University of New Hampshire

  • Prince Smith Jr. (CB): The Pennsylvania native is headed back home to compete for a spot with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles announced Smith Jr. was one of 12 players that signed unrestricted free agent contracts last night after the NFL Draft concluded.

University of Rhode Island 

  • Kyle Murphy (OL): The Attleboro, Massachusetts native announced on Twitter that he is “officially a (New York) Giant.”
  • Aaron Parker (WR): Parker inked his name on a contract with the Dallas Cowboys after his cousin, Isaiah Coulter, was selected yesterday by the Houston Texans with the 171st pick.

Yale University

  • Dieter Eiselen (OL): The Choate Rosemary Hall (Conn.) alum, who is from Stellenbosch, South Africa, signed with the Chicago Bears shortly after the conclusion of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Mass College Baseball: Locals Excel In Futures Collegiate Baseball League

Various local Massachusetts collegiate baseball players are excelling quite well in the FCBL! (Photo Credit: free-extras.com)

By Matt Noonan 

The Futures Collegiate Baseball League, which is in its second year of existence, has reached its midway point of the season. And with that being said, we’ve provided highlights and statistics from various Massachusetts collegiate baseball players, who’re currently excelling quite well thus far for their teams.

Here are just a few names to keep your eyes on before the season concludes in August.

Anyelo Roman, Lowell, MA (Seacoast Mavericks): The Dakota State University senior infielder currently leads the league, as well as his team with 25 RBIs. He’s also cranked six home runs, 26 hits, 18 runs, and four doubles in 23 games.

Sean Ryan, Norton, MA (Brockton Rox): The Wheaton College junior has been a major spark for the Rox this season, and currently ranks second in the league with a .373 average. Yet, he’s also tallied 13 runs, 28 hits, four doubles, three triples and 14 RBIs in 20 games. He also endured a seven-game hitting streak, which commenced on June 24 against the Pittsfield Suns and concluded against the North Shore Navigators on July 5. During that stretch Ryan registered 17 hits and eight runs.

Brendan Doonan, Cohasset, MA (Brockton Rox): Through six games this season, Doonan has tallied one win and one loss, but also owns a 1.04 ERA. The University of Rhode Island freshman recorded 8.2 innings pitched this season, but has also yielded three hits. Also, he’s recorded six strikeouts and five walks on the bump.

Bobby Dean, Danvers, MA (North Shore Navigators): Against the Rox on July 10, Dean retired 10 batters and surrendered three runs, while his offense tallied six points, which helped North Shore secure a critical road win. Dean’s 10 strikeouts were the most he’s thrown in a game this season, and currently, he leads the league with 36 strikeouts. The former Boston Globe and Herald All-Scholastic, as well as University of Rhode Island junior, has managed to earn one win on the bump this season. He’s pitched in six contests and has yielded 24 hits in 30 innings.

Chris Shaw, Lexington, MA (Nashua Silver Knights): The future Boston College Eagle has been a major contributor for his team this summer, as he’s recorded 17 runs, 33 hits, 10 doubles, six home runs and 25 RBIs in 27 contests. He’s also averaged one run per game currently, (he’s tallied one run in the last four games) and leads his team in RBIs.

Junior Vasquez, Lawrence, MA (Seacoast Mavericks): The Merrimack College freshman is one of six pitchers that have mustered three wins. He’s started four games this season, pitched in six total, and has retired 17 batters. His best outing thus far occurred on July 1 against the Raging Tide, as he pitched five shutout innings and recorded six strikeouts.  

Daily Noontime – January 3, 2012

Ray Allen led Boston with 27 points, as the Celtics defeated Washington on Monday, 100-92. (Photo Credit: Celticshub.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Good morning, and welcome to the brand new, as well as updated version of the Daily Noontime!

We’ve changed our look, and will now be focusing on providing updates, games summaries, and news pertaining toward Boston and New England sports. So, without further ado, let’s get the Daily Noontime for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2011 underway!

* The Celtics evened their record to 3-3 on Monday, as Boston defeated Washington, 100-92. Ray Allen led the Green and White with 27 points, while rookie center Greg Stiemsma recorded 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a span of 21 minutes. Also, Paul Pierce finished the contest with 21 points, and eight rebounds. Boston will look to extend their winning streak to four games on Wednesday when they welcome the 1-5 New Jersey Nets to the TD Garden.

* Other basketball scores from Monday included University of Rhode Island defeating Boston College, 78-72, and Northeastern University beating Towson, 57-48.

* According to ESPN – the Jacksonville Jaguars have been granted permission to talk with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien in regards to their head coaching vacancy. However, sources have confirmed that O’Brien is the leading candidate to replace Joe Paterno at Penn State.

* The Boston Bruins will enjoy another day of rest before traveling to New Jersey on Wednesday to face the Devils. The Black and Gold have won seven of their last eight contests, and will look to snap their current one-game losing skid.

Harvard vs. Brown — Phil Estes, “We Were Way Out of Sync”


By Matt Noonan 

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Consider Friday’s game for Brown University head coach Phil Estes not the most enjoyable, as he watched his football team stumble in the rain, as well as record five turnovers, (three interceptions and two fumbles).

“When you turn the ball over and you make some dumb penalty plays – when we have a turnover and we have a roughing the passer penalty, make another big play and we have another helmet–to-helmet call, which I think is going to happen a lot in the Ivy League, well not just in the Ivy League, I think in college football. I think big hits and that was a shoulder to body hit and they called this a helmet-to-helmet,” Estes said.

The coach continued by stating, “You can’t play tough football and not be penalized for it, but when it comes down to it, we drop one in the end zone and then we fumble one on the one-yard line and that certainly makes a difference in the game [and] that kind of changes – takes away all the momentum we have coming into the second half.”

Brown struggled to gain any momentum in the first half because their defense couldn’t stop Harvard’s offense, which managed to record two touchdowns before halftime.

“We really didn’t show up and play really well in the first half. I thought the one exception was our punter, Nate Lovett was outstanding [because] anytime you can stick the ball inside the five-yard line like he did [and] put their backs to the wall – we didn’t always do a great job of keeping them there and we just squandered too many opportunities,” Estes said.

Harvard finished Friday’s contest with 366 total offensive yards, which clearly didn’t make the coaching staff happy. Brown will return to the gridiron next Saturday when they host Rhode Island for a 6:00pm kick-off.

“That’s a good football team and we were way out of sync,” Estes said.

Massachusetts College Football – Week Three Schedule

Collier Winters and the Harvard Crimson kick-off their season on Saturday at Holy Cross!

By NoontimeSports.com 

The third week of the college football season kicks-off Friday evening, and yes, there are some intriguing matchups to watch. Here’s Friday and Saturday’s slate, enjoy.

Friday September 16, 2011

*Bentley at Stonehill College – 7:00pm

* Western New England at Westfield State – 7:00pm

Saturday September 17, 2011

* MIT at Mass. Maritime – 12:00pm

* WPI at Becker College – 12:00pm

* Curry College at Coast Guard – 12:00pm

* Framingham State at Salve Regina – 12:00pm

* Duke University at Boston College – 12:30pm

* Bridgewater State at Plymouth State – 1:00pm

* Maine-Maritime at University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth) – 1:00pm

* Fitchburg State at Endicott College – 1:00pm

* Harvard at Holy Cross – 1:00pm

* Pace at Merrimack – 1:00pm  

* Husson at Springfield College – 1:30pm

* University of Rhode Island at University of Massachusetts (Amherst) – 6:30pm