Brendan McWilliams, who is director of athletics at Emmanuel College in Massachusetts, and Olivia Berry, who is the senior woman administrator, assistant sports information director, and softball coach, joined Matt Noonan for a Friday podcast discuss coaching to staying connected with student-athletes and staff during this time to mental health.
Darryl Konicki, who is the Associate Commissioner for the Little East Conference (LEC), joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss the creative content he and the conference are producing, including a recent campaign that encouraged the league's student-athletes to sign-up and vote with the following hastag: #LECVotes.
Joe Malkin, who is the Director of Sports Information at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and Shawn Medeiros, who is the Sports Information Director at Endicott College, join Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports college athletics roundtable to discuss creating content with no sports being played on both campuses.
James Baker from In The D3FB Huddle joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast on Thursday, October 29 to discuss a few NCAA D-III/small college sports news. Baker and Noonan also discussed which teams (and programs) would be leading their respective New England D-III football conference if games were being played this fall.
Will Baggett, who is the author of The Blueprint for a Successful Career, joined Matt Noonan for a Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss not just his book - we learned the inspiration behind it, which is amazing! - and the various things he is involved with, both personally and in the college athletic world. Baggett will be one of four speakers for the Centennial Conference's (CC) Pillars of Excellence (PE) speaker series.
Halley Griggs, who is the Women's Director for Inside Lacrosse & IL Women, joined Matt Noonan for a Friday podcast to discuss some exciting news from the women's lacrosse world - we learned earlier this week that Athletes Unlimited will be starting a professional league next July. Additionally, Griggs provided some insight on where things stand with lacrosse in the college world.
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Matt Noonan welcomes three members of the UMass Dartmouth athletic department - Mark Robichaud (Football), Linee Mello-Frost (Field Hockey), and Riley Thomas (volleyball) - for a brand new college sports roundtable. Noonan, along with his three guests discuss how everyone in their respective program is staying connected during this time while finding creative ways to engage with the coaches/student-athletes to keeping everyone upbeat and positive.
Taj Dashaun, who is an Athlete Career Transition Coach, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast. Taj shares his story from being a college student-athlete to eventually becoming an entrepreneur within the athletic world by creating his own business to hosting a podcast and writing a book.
Visit Taj's website to learn more about the great things he is doing: https://www.tajdashaun.com/
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Matt Noonan welcomes two members of Team IMPACT - Ryan Irwin (Regional Executive Director (Northeast)) and Patrick Maddigan (Director of Operations) - onto the podcast to discuss how the organization is finding creative ways for its schools (and athletic programs) to stay connected virtually with their numerous matches.
Find out more about the great work Team IMPACT does here: https://www.teamimpact.org
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Matthew Glick, who is the CEO and Founder of Gipper Media, Inc., along with Jack Zamore, who is the CMO, joined Matt Noonan for a Noontime Sports Podcast conversation about how their company is helping various athletic departments, including the high schools with creating stunning content for their school's social media accounts and channels.
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KC Chhipwadia, who is the chief executive officer and founder of Athlete Foundry, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports the Podcast to discuss how he started his company, which was inspired through past experiences with NASA and the United States Navy. In addition to discussing his company, which started in 2015, Chhipwadia provides some inspirational words - and yes, some messages, too - about pursuing your passion and working hard.
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Football Mondays hosted by Matt Noonan officially return with some positive and thoughtful dialogue on a few stories and headlines from the past few days, including Alex Smith returning to the field for the Washington Football Team to the college football polls continuing to welcome new teams, and Sydney McCorkle becoming the first female student-athlete to play football in North Carolina.
Tyler Cote is the General Manager and Co-Owner of The Training Room in Somerville, Massachusetts - he joined us for a brand new podcast, which was recorded late Thursday, October 8 in the afternoon, but available TODAY (Friday, Oct. 9, 2020). Cote and Matt Noonan (host) discuss how he and his staff have been able to master the virtual training, as well as discussed where the fitness world could be heading in a post-COVID world.
Four members of the Bridgewater State University athletic department - Yasmina Carvalho (Women's Soccer Coach), Joe Verria (Football Coach), Kevin Roberts (men's soccer student-athlete), and Meghan Welch (field hockey student-athlete) - joined Noontime Sports the Podcast for a roundtable conversation about coaching, training and staying connected with their respective program during a pandemic.
Drew Patno, who is a co-host of "More Than A Name" podcast, joined Noontime Sports the Podcast for a late Tuesday afternoon recording to discuss his time as a student-athlete at the University of New England to his current role as a graduate assistant with the Providence College athletic department. Patno also discussed the podcast he hosts with Luke Chiasson, as well as how the show started/came together.
Matt Noonan and James Baker of In The D3FB Huddle cap the work week with a brand new 'Football Friday' Podcast - the duo discusses some recent news regarding winter and spring NCAA D-III Tournaments to the XFL returning in the spring of 2022. Additionally, Baker and Noonan highlight various NCAA D-III football players that were named semifinals for the 2020 William V. Campbell Trophy.
Christian Heimall, who is the assistant general manager at High Point Rocker Baseball, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss a variety of baseball topics pertaining toward both professional baseball in the Atlantic League to how his team found creative ways to stay connected with its fans during the pandemic. Additionally, Heimall and Noonan discuss their time with both the Pittsfield Colonials and Rockland Boulders, who used to compete against each other in the CanAm League.
Neil Ravin, who is the director of communications for the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), joined Noontime Sports the Podcast to discuss how the league was able to begin its 2020-21 season earlier this month to new partnerships the league has established, along with some new content he and his team are creating for both the website and social media.
Gregg Kaye (Commissioner of the Commonwealth Coast Conference) and Doug Chin (Associate Commissioner) joined Noontime Sports the Podcast to discuss a few projects and initiatives they're working on this fall to stay connected with their league's coaches, student-athletes and programs through both content creation with the Person of the Week to accepting a recent challenge by the Atlantic East Conference. Additionally, Kaye and Chin both discussed some student-athlete development programing they will be doing in the coming weeks.
James Baker from In The D3FB Huddle joins Matt Noonan for a Football Friday Podcast on Noontime Sports. The guys discuss the Pac-12 returning to some NCAA D-III news about Coast Guard Academy and Merchant Marine competing in November to some thoughts on both the NFL and college football.
Cameron Brennan, who is a sports information grad assistant at Suffolk University, joined Noontime Sports the Podcast to discuss hosting the athletic department's first-ever podcast - the Suffolk Sounds Podcast - and what he has enjoyed most about his conversations with the coaches he has interviewed thus far.
Meredith Perri, who is the MassLive.com High School Sports Editor, and Gage Nutter joined Noontime Sports the Podcast to discuss the upcoming fall sports season in Massachusetts, as well as what it has been like to cover high school athletics during a pandemic.
Jon Weilbacher and Andrew Marsh, who are the co-founders of Sports Law Weekly, joined Noontime Sports to discuss their new platform they have launched, including their podcast, which can be heard on Apple Podcast and Spotify. Both Weilbacher and Marsh discuss their background in sports as well as why they wanted to launch/create a platform that provided legal insight from the sports world.
Matt Noonan kicks off a brand new week of podcasting with some postgame thoughts on his Dallas Cowboys coming back to beat the Atlanta Falcons to Russell Wilson throwing five touchdowns against the New England Patriots. Plus, who is Noonan buying into after two games? He shares his thoughts on the true 2-0 contenders.
It's #FootballFriday, which means we need to talk some football with James Baker from In The D3FB Huddle. Baker and Matt Noonan discuss the Big Ten's decision to come back to Tom Brady hopefully bouncing back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Chris McKeon, who is the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications at Curry College, and Paul Bleau, who is the Sports Information Assistant, joined Matt Noonan for a Thursday morning podcast recording to discuss their podcast Colonel Cast, as well as the various content they are producing about their student-athletes for both the website and social media.
Inspired by some other podcasts that have shared their story about Covid-19 shifting their business model and blueprint, Matt Noonan provides some insight - and yes, reflection, too! - on how the ongoing pandemic has changed the content calendar for both the blog and podcast. Noonan shares some of his favorite stories he has produced over the past few weeks and months, as well as looks ahead to what sort of content you can expect, both here (on the podcast) and blog.
Noontime Sports' Matt Noonan breaks down the blog's NFL Week Two Power Rankings, which found the Kansas City Chiefs in the top spot followed by the Baltimore Ravens (second) and Seattle Seahawks (third). Noonan also shares some post week one thoughts on his hometown New England Patriots, which beat the Miami Dolphins.
James Baker of In The D3FB Huddle joins the Noontime Sports Podcast for his first of many 'Football Friday' shows to discuss a slew of topics, including the state of high school football to the first week of the NFL to up and down college football.
Believe it or not, a brand new NFL season is set to begin this week - that would be Thursday, September 10 with the Houston Texans visiting the Kansas City Chiefs.
Matt Noonan shares some thoughts on the upcoming season, which will certainly be different due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but as of now, it appears the season will go on. In addition to some early/preseason thoughts, Noonan shares his predictions for every contest this week and weekend!
Cole McNanna, who is the sports and education editor for The Sealy News in Texas, joined the podcast to discuss what it has been like to cover high school sports, including football, during a pandemic.
Jessica Knight, who is the founder and league coordinator of Simply Social Sports (S3) Boston, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast on Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2020) to discuss the challenges - and yes, the positives, too - with running an adult sports league during the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Prior to Sunday's (August 23) tip-off between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, Greg Dudek, who is a staff writer for SB Nation's Celtics Blog, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss the team's current postseason run, as well as how the NBA's restart has gone these past few weeks.
Jen McCaffrey, who covers the Boston Red Sox for The Athletic, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss the current state of professional baseball, including what is happening locally with the local nine.
McCaffrey provided some great insight about the labor debate earlier this year between the players, owners, and Rob Manfred, who is the commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB). Additionally, she did provide some silver linings for Red Sox Nation.
Ang Martinez, who is a sports reporter and anchor for WVNYWFFF (Local 22 & Local 44) in Burlington, Vermont, joined Noontime Sports The Podcast to discuss Tuesday's (August 11) announcement during Gov. Phil Scott's press conference about allowing the state's high school student-athletes to return to the playing field this fall, including football, which plans to play 7-on-7 touch football, not the traditional 11-on-11 full-contact game.
Matt Noonan returns for his first daily podcast of the workweek with some thoughts and yes, insight, too, on where things stand with the upcoming college football season, which could be canceled either today (Monday, August 10) or later this week.
We wrap up the week with our fifth and final podcast with Shawn McFarland, who is a reporter from the Hartford Courant.
McFarland, who is a high school sports reporter with the Courant, provided some insight and thoughts about the state of Connecticut playing high school sports this fall, including football.
Phil Shore joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss and promote his book Major League Life: Why Major League Lacrosse Players, Coaches, and Fans Share a Passion for a League That Often Goes Overlooked.
Shore discusses how he came up with the idea for the book after covering the league and sports for the past few years, as well as what he learned more about the league and sport.
The University of Connecticut announced Wednesday, August 5 that they would not be playing football this fall due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And while many might be shocked by this news, the Huskies are the first FBS team to cancel its 2020 campaign.
Host Matt Noonan commended the UConn Athletic Department for this decision and hopes other big time college football programs (and high schools, too) will follow this decision so everyone can stay safe and healthy.
While we anxiously await an announcement from the NCAA regarding the 2020 fall sports championships, Matt Noonan shares some thoughts (and opinions) on a brand new Noontime Mini Podcast about why we must listen to the student-athletes that don't feel safe competing during a pandemic.
Matt Noonan kicks-off the first week of our mini-podcast series - you can expect to hear an eight to ten (maybe 12 or 15) minute show on one subject every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Today, Monday, August 3, Matt Noonan shares his thoughts on New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty's comments on the National Football League's (NFL) opt-out period for Covid-19. McCourty is not a fan of extending the deadline to opt-out for the upcoming season an extra day while Noonan thinks there should be no deadline.
Fresh off his team's first Major League Lacrosse (MLL) championship since 2011, Boston Cannons coach Sean Quirk joined Noontime Sports the Podcast to discuss his team's exciting three-goal win over the Denver Outlaws, as well as the future of the sport.
Noontime's Take is back with a short, mini podcast hosted by Matt Noonan that asks the following question: should we shutdown the upcoming college football season? Noonan explains why he believes it might be time to consider calling it quits sooner than later.
Morgan Cheatham, who is the co-founder of Inside D3, joined the Noontime Sports Podcast on Friday, July 24 to discuss his podcast/show, as well as what he has enjoyed most about highlighting NCAA D-III student-athletes, coaches, and schools.
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Noontime Sports is back to podcasting - yay!
We took a short summer break - well, more a few weeks off, but are excited to restart our podcast, which will highlight (and discuss) local sports news, business, tech, and so much more. And we are super-excited for you to join our show again!