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Noontime Sports Podcast

By Noontime Sports
Welcome to the Noontime Sports Podcast!

Hosted by the Noontime Sports creator, editor, and founder, Matt Noonan, our show covers an array of topics from sports media to marketing and content creation within the athletic space to entrepreneurship, and so much more. Join us twice a week for a Monday and Thursday interview with a different guest (or two) from the sports world, as well as our Football Friday Podcast every Friday!

Stay connected with Noontime Sports by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also find us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation.
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The Noontime Rewind: MLB All-Star Game, March Madness & NCAA Equity
Matt Noonan and Andrew Pezzelli wrap up another busy week with the Noontime Rewind!  On this week's show, Noonan and Pezzelli discuss Major League Baseball's (MLB) decision to pull its All-Star Game (and upcoming MLB Draft) out of Atlanta, Georgia due to the state's recent voting law and if the NCAA March Madness Tournament was a success. Additionally, the two also discuss the NCAA's gender-equity - will the organization do right by women's sports? 
45:11
April 9, 2021
Darryl Konicki (Assoc. Commissioner LEC) & Paxton Blanchard (Keene State Men's Lacrosse)
Darryl Konicki, who is the associate commissioner for the Little East Conference (LEC), and Paxton Blanchard, a senior on the Keene State College men's lacrosse program and the league's current NCAA Division III SAAC Representative, joined Matt Noonan to discuss their weeklong fundraising event with the HEADstrong Foundation. All three discuss how the LEC and HEADstrong were able to team-up to encourage numerous members of the conference to assist with their fundraising goal of $20,000.  For more information on this week's initiative by the LEC, please visit the conference website: https://littleeast.com/news/2021/3/30/general-headstrong-teams-up-with-little-east-conference-for-diii-week-challenge.aspx To learn more about the HEADstrong Foundation and how you can make a donation, please visit their website: https://headstrong.org/ 
24:12
April 7, 2021
The Noontime Rewind: Can Professional Baseball Attract New Fans?
Team Noontime - Matt Noonan, Andrew Pezzelli, and Zach Weiss - is back to cap the week with a simple, but interesting question: can professional baseball attract new fans through additional marketing and social channels like TikTok? The trio shared their thoughts on this question - additionally, is 162 games way too many? Enjoy a fun and light-hearted conversation about America's pastime! 
33:00
April 2, 2021
Jim Seavey (Athletic & Sports Communications)
A good friend to Noontime Sports (and Noontime Sports the Podcast), Jim Seavey joined Matt Noonan for a brand new episode to discuss his retirement from the college athletic communications world that recently concluded with a UMass Dartmouth men's basketball conference championship victory in March. Noonan and Seavey discuss his three-plus decades in college athletics to developing relationships with the media to his current role as a freelancer and consultant with My Got Game. 
46:48
April 2, 2021
Lukas Weese (Multimedia Sports Journalist)
Lukas Weese, a multimedia sports journalist, podcaster, and broadcaster based in Toronto, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss a slew of topics, including how path (and inspiration) for working in sports media, a recent feature he produced on Donnovan Bennett, and if the Leafs - yes, the Toronto Maple Leafs - could see the Boston Bruins in the postseason later this spring. 
34:14
March 27, 2021
The Noontime Rewind: March Madness, NCAA Women's Basketball & Mark Emmert
Matt Noonan and Andrew Pezzelli are back for the Noontime Rewind Podcast - yes, it is also the Noontime Friday Rewind show! - but both guys are back for the second-straight week to discuss the 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournaments. Noonan and Pezzelli share their thoughts on playing college (and watching) hoops during the pandemic - has this year's March Madness product been any good? - and how the NCAA mishandled the women's tournament, including the weight room situation. 
31:54
March 27, 2021
The Noontime Rewind: New England Patriots, LeBron James & FSG
Happy Friday, everyone! And welcome to the first-ever Noontime Sports Rewind!  Every Friday, Matt Noonan (host & producer) will be joined by Andrew Pezzelli and Zach Weiss to discuss the past few days of news from the sports world. Today, we're focusing on the New England Patriots' recent free agent signings - are they the best team in the AFC East? - and LeBron James becoming a part owner of the Boston Red Sox with Fenway Sports Group (FSG). 
39:20
March 19, 2021
Taylor Bastien (Bentley Women's Lacrosse Coach)
We're excited to start our third season of the Noontime Sports Podcast on Anchor - today, we welcomed Taylor Bastien to the show to discuss coaching, lacrosse and her team's (Bentley University) upcoming spring season. Bastien is in her fourth season with the Falcons, who compete in the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10). Prior to returning to alma mater, she was an assistant coach at the University of Bridgeport before she began the head coach at Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts. 
24:06
March 16, 2021
Noontime's Season 2 Finale: We're Onto Season 3
It's time to say goodbye to our second season of the Noontime Sports the Podcast and begin to look ahead to our next season - that would be our third season - which begins next week.  Season two featured a ton of new content from a weekly football talk show with Andrew Pezzelli and Zach Weiss to some conversations with new and old friends from the college athletic world, along with some solo Daily Noontime shows, too.  We are excited for this next chapter - we hope you are, as well! - and will look forward to starting our third season next week so stay tuned for that first show! 
09:48
March 10, 2021
Daily Noontime (March 1, 2021): Boston Celtics, Tom Brady & J.J. Watt
Welcome to the very first Daily Noontime of March - yay, we made it!  Matt Noonan kicks-off a brand new month with some thoughts on his Boston Celtics to J.J. Watt joining the Arizona Cardinals, Tom Brady seeking a challenge, and a field goal that was clearly missed by an official during a spring football game. 
14:40
March 1, 2021
Daily Noontime (Feb. 26, 2021): Boston Celtics & Fans in the Stands
Welcome to the Friday edition of the Daily Noontime, which is hosted and produced by Matt Noonan.  Today, we're focusing our attention on Boston sports - yes, this is an ALL-BOSTON SHOW! - and we start with the state of the Celtics to Gov. Charlie Baker allowing fans to return to the stands next month. 
13:49
February 26, 2021
Daily Noontime (Feb. 25, 2021): New England Patriots QB Redraft
Welcome to Thursday, everyone!  Today, Matt Noonan, who is our host and producer, revisits the past five National Football League (NFL) drafts (2016-2020) and who the New England Patriots could have drafted to replace Tom Brady. 
14:38
February 25, 2021
Daily Noontime (Feb. 24, 2021): Noontime's Boston Sports Hierarchy
Welcome to Wednesday's Daily Noontime - today, Matt Noonan, who is the host and producer, dished out his Boston Sports hierarchy of the worst to best teams currently as of February 24, 2021. Here are the teams on the list: Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and New England Revolution. 
15:13
February 24, 2021
Daily Noontime (Feb. 23, 2021): Cam Newton & NFL Free Agent QB's
Welcome to our Tuesday Daily Noontime - today, Matt Noonan shares some thoughts on why he thinks the New England Patriots should bring back Cam Newton, what other free agents could the Pats persuade to play quarterback for them next season, and what he has learned about generating content, both new and old, during the pandemic. 
18:11
February 23, 2021
Daily Noontime (Feb. 22, 2021): Deion Sanders, Jackson State & Cam Newton
Happy Monday, everyone!  We kick-off a brand new week with the Daily Noontime - today, Matt Noonan, who is the host and producer of this daily show, shares some thoughts on Deion Sanders' coaching debut with Jackson State, Cam Newton returning to the New England Patriots, and why the Daily Noontime is an important piece of content to our website (and yes, our brand, too!). 
17:53
February 22, 2021
Daily Noontime (Feb. 19, 2021): Carson Wentz, Danny Ainge & FCS Football Streams
It's Friday - yay, we made it! End the workweek with a brand new Daily Noontime Podcast, which is hosted and produced by Matt Noonan.  Today, Matt shares some more thoughts on the Carson Wentz trade - are the Indianapolis Colts an immediate contender? - and why he is frustrated with Danny Ainge, who is the general manager of the Boston Celtics. Plus, Matt caps the podcast with some thoughts on how streaming is going to help FCS football in the long-run! 
17:29
February 19, 2021
Football Friday Podcast (Feb. 19, 2021)
The Noontime Sports Football Friday crew - Matt Noonan, Zach Weiss, and Andrew Pezzelli (AP) - return for a brand new show to discuss Carson Wentz being traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Indianapolis Colts, the NFC East - what does each team need to address this offseason? - and what to expect this weekend for spring football? 
53:42
February 19, 2021
Daily Noontime (Feb. 18, 2021): The NBA's Covid-19 PSA Pitch, MLB Contracts & Carson Wentz
Welcome to a BRAND NEW Daily Noontime from your friends at Noontime Sports for Thursday, February 18, 2021.  Today, Matt Noonan, who is our host and producer, shares some thoughts on the NBA's pitch to its players on encouraging fans (and followers) to get vaccinated so they can protect themselves from Covid-19. Additionally, the San Diego Padres inked Fernando Tatís Jr. to a 14-year deal - is that too long? - and we had some breaking news: Carson Wentz was traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Indianapolis Colts. 
14:35
February 18, 2021
Daily Noontime (Feb. 17, 2021): NBA All-Star Game, J.J. Watt & NAIA Football
Welcome to Wednesday, everyone! And welcome to a brand new Daily Noontime hosted by Matt Noonan. Today, Matt shares his thoughts on the upcoming NBA All-Star Game - should they really play an exhibition game in Atlanta during a pandemic? - to J.J. Watt's interest in joining the Cleveland Browns. Maybe he would consider joining the Green Bay Packers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers?  Additionally, Matt also highlights some football games, both in the books and upcoming, from the NAIA football world. 
17:38
February 17, 2021
Daily Noontime (Feb. 16, 2021) : Tom Brady, Bruce Arians, Fan Controlled Football & NE-10
Matt Noonan returns for his first of four Daily Noontime's this week - we took yesterday off for President's Day, but we're excited to be back with you this morning (or afternoon/evening!). On today's Daily Noontime: Bruce Arians says Tom Brady wanted to try things differently with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, can Fan Controlled Football (FCF) outlast previous spring football leagues, and the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) announces plans for spring sports. 
19:13
February 16, 2021
Football Friday Podcast (Feb. 12, 2021)
Andrew Pezzelli and Zach Weiss are back for your weekly football fix - the duo shares some leftover thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Super Bowl victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, as well as begins our eight week breakdown (and brainstorming session) of what each AFC East team needs to do to be successful next season. 
36:34
February 12, 2021
Darryl Konicki (Associate Commissioner of the Little East Conference)
Darryl Konicki, who appeared on the Noontime Sports Podcast last November, returned on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, to discuss the Little East Conference's (LEC) return to play, specifically basketball and swimming. Additionally, Darryl and Matt discuss the LEC's partnership for its streaming service and what fas of both the LEC and small college athletics can expect later this year and next school year. 
24:26
February 10, 2021
Daily Noontime (Feb. 10, 2021): Is Tom Brady The Greatest Boston Sports Athlete Of All-Time?
Our Wednesday Daily Noontime, which is hosted and produced by Matt Noonan, asks a very simple - OK, a challenging question: Is Tom Brady the greatest athlete to play for a Boston area team? Is he better than Ted Williams, Bobby Orr and Bill Russell? Is Pedro Martinez just as good as Tom Brady?  Matt shares his thoughts on who he believes is the best - well, maybe two or three of the bests, based on accolades, championships, and what these five athletes did for their respective team and sport. 
12:49
February 10, 2021
Daily Noontime (Feb. 9, 2021): Jerry Rice, Tom Brady & Mac Jones
Welcome to the Daily Noontime, a daily podcast (Monday through Friday) hosted by our site's editor and founder, Matt Noonan.  Every day, Matt will share his thoughts on the headlines and news from the sports world.  Today, Matt discussed Jerry Rice's comments about Tom Brady being the GOAT to Mac Jones being selected by the New England Patriots, according to a Bleacher Reporter (B/R) Mock Draft. 
13:42
February 9, 2021
Nick Perenick (Suffolk University Athletics)
Nick Perenick, who is a sports information graduate assistant at Suffolk University, joined Noontime Sports the Podcast to discuss his view as a recent college graduate entering the athletic and sports world. Both Matt Noonan (host) and Nick discuss the current state of sports, including sports media, and what he will be doing to promote the Rams of Suffolk over the next few weeks and months. 
24:00
February 8, 2021
Football Friday Podcast (Feb. 5, 2021)
The Noontime Sports Football Friday crew - Matt Noonan, Andrew Pezzelli, and Zach Weiss - return for a jam-packed show to kickoff the month of February.  The trio shared some thoughts on how the NFL made it to the Super Bowl - the league's final game, to be exact - during a pandemic, shared who they think will win Sunday's contest, as well as discussed the upcoming college and high school spring football season. 
47:47
February 5, 2021
John Avino (Mass. Sports Broadcaster)
John Avino, who is a Massachusetts based college sports broadcaster, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss what it has been like calling games for Boston University, Holy Cross, and Northeastern University. Matt and John discuss the differences of announcing a game without fans in the stands to technological differences, and more. Additionally, John provides some great insight to those seeking to become a broadcaster or gain some experience, especially during this time, as well as in the "new normal." 
36:10
February 4, 2021
Scottie Rodgers (Direct. of Comm. Cotton Bowl)
Scottie Rodgers, who is the director of communications with the Cotton Bowl, joined Matt Noonan for the first podcast in February to discuss a slew of topics ranging from creating (and promoting) a big-time college football game during a pandemic to his involvement Racial and Social Justice Initiative Planning Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Rodgers and Noonan also discuss Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), and then cap the show by sharing their admiration for the Dallas Cowboys - will they win their sixth Super Bowl next season? 
30:54
February 1, 2021
Football Friday Podcast (Jan. 29, 2021)
It's time for the final - yes, final Football Friday of January 2021! - and we have an interesting topic for you: where does Tom Brady rank all-time amongst both current and past players in the National Football League (NFL)?  Matt Noonan, Andrew Pezzelli, and Zach Weiss discuss this topic with thoughts on where Brady stands with Hall of Famers or those that have not received a call to join the greatest footballers in Canton, Ohio.  Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube while following us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation
42:28
January 29, 2021
Kolby Castillo (Founder & Host of Sports As A Job)
Kolby Castillo, who is the founder and podcast host of Sports As A Job, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss the inspiration for starting a show in 2019 that highlights numerous individuals' paths through the sports world. Matt and Kolby share their passion for their respective outlets while discussing what the future holds for future side hustles.  Find out more about Sports As A Job by visiting their website: https://www.sportsasajob.com Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube while following us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation
34:35
January 28, 2021
Seth Cantor & Kevin Tuve (New York Boulders)
Matt Noonan welcomed two new guests to our Monday podcast: Seth Cantor and Kevin Tuve.  Seth can be heard on the radio, including WFAN in New York - he can also be heard calling the New York Boulders of the Frontier League during the summertime.  Kevin, who has appeared way back on some of the first podcasts from Noontime Sports, is a scout for the team - he has done work with both the Pittsfield Colonials, who used to play in the CanAM League, and the Seattle Mariners.  Both Kevin and Seth discuss the state of amateur baseball (as of late January), including scouting, media relations, and broadcasting. 
37:04
January 25, 2021
Football Friday Podcast (Jan. 22, 2021)
Andrew Pezzelli and Zach Weiss joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Football Friday Podcast - the crew discussed the following:  Dan Campbell's hiring by the Detroit Lions.  When will the NFL hire more minorities as head coaches (and general managers)?  Tom Brady's success in both conference championships and Super Bowls.  Conference Championship Predictions: Tampa Bay or Green Bay? Kansas City or Buffalo?  Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube while following us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation
51:50
January 22, 2021
D.J. Fluck & Kate Thompson (Stadium Scene TV)
The co-founders of Stadium Scene TV - that would be D.J. Fluck and Kate Thompson - joined Matt Noonan for a brand new podcast to discuss their platform, which has welcomed numerous independent sports bloggers, podcasters, and video creators.  You can learn more about Stadium Scene TV by visiting their website: https://www.stadiumscene.tv Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and follow us on Instagram @NoontimeNation
25:22
January 21, 2021
Kyle Diangkinay (Founder of KD Multimedia)
Kyle Diangkinay, who is the founder of KD Multimedia, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss his career to his venture he founded last year. Both Matt and Kyle are Wheaton College (Mass.) alums - the two discussed how their experience on campus shaped who they are currently as both content creators and producers, as well as entrepreneurs.  Learn more about KD Multimedia: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC29-Xt0UUU2UQxVK5tp9xJg Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as Instagram: @NoontimeNation
26:19
January 19, 2021
Football Friday Podcast (Jan. 15, 2021)
Andrew Pezzelli and Zach Weiss get you ready for another big weekend of football - that's professional football, to be exact - as well as discuss the College Football Championship, which saw Alabama knock off Ohio State. Both Andrew and Zach discuss the Chicago Bears-New Orleans Saints game on Nickelodeon, as well as share their picks for this weekend's NFL Divisional Round Matchups. 
36:04
January 15, 2021
Jon Shepard (Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at 5 Tool Performance)
Jon Shepard, who is the head strength and conditioning coach at 5 Tool Performance in Dedham, Massachusetts, joined Matt Noonan for a Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss the gym's upcoming one-year anniversary to how gym workouts (and data) have changed due to Covid-19. Shepard and Noonan lead off the show discussing their days at Wheaton College - both individuals are proud members of the Class of 2010.  Visit 5 Tool Performance's website: https://5tool.com/about-5tp/ Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube while following us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation
21:24
January 14, 2021
Katie Gardner (NWHL Direct. of Marketing & Client Services)
Katie Gardner, who is the director of marketing and client services with the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL), joined Matt Noonan for a brand new podcast to discuss the creative content she (and her team) are producing to get fans excited for the league's sixth season. Matt and Katie discussed the league's various social channels - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube - as well as, Twitch, and what sort of content should be produced for each platform.  Stay connected (and learn more about the NWHL) by visiting their website: https://t.co/iNPnzdOZFV?amp=1 Follow (and yes, stay connected with Noontime Sports) us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. And find us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation. 
27:36
January 11, 2021
Football Friday Podcast (Jan. 8, 2021)
Matt Noonan is joined by Andrew Pezzelli and Zach Weiss for the first 'Football Friday' podcast for 2021.  The trio discussed the 2020 National Football League (NFL) season - how did it go from their perspective? - and previewed this weekend's six postseason contests, including Cleveland-Pittsburgh, Buffalo-Indianapolis, and Tampa Bay-Washington.  Stay connected with Andrew Pezzelli on Twitter: @PezzelliPBP Stay connected with Zach Weiss on Twitter: @TheTriumphant23  Follow Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube while finding us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation
52:46
January 8, 2021
Hutton Jackson (Pro Lacrosse Talk, MLB Network & NHL Network)
Hutton Jackson, who is an associate producer at the MLB Network and NHL Network, joined the Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss his work with both outlets, along with his podcast Pro Lacrosse Talk. Jackson and Matt Noonan (host) also chatted and opined about some potential changes we could see this year in the sports media and business world. 
41:59
January 7, 2021
Matt Hoover (Founder of Courtdate)
Matt Hoover, who is the founder of a new startup called Courtdate, joined Matt Noonan for the first Noontime Sports Podcast of 2021!  Courtdate allows its users to book (and reserve) gyms, soccer fields, and volleyball courts - for the moment, the start-up will begin in Nebraska, but there is hope that it will grow and move into cities like Boston - maybe Worcester or Springfield? - in the future. Matt and Matt discuss the concept and inspiration of Courtdate, as well as what the next few weeks and months will look like for the startup.  Learn more about Courtdate by visiting the website: https://courtdate.io/ Stay connected with Noontime Sports by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as @NoontimeNation on Instagram! 
27:13
January 4, 2021
Rob Crain & Chris Valente (Front Office Features)
The co-hosts of Front Office Features - Rob Crain and Chris Valente - joined Matt Noonan for the final podcast recording of 2020 to discuss their show - How did it start? What was the inspiration? - to thoughts on the future of sports podcasts in 2021 to some thoughts on sports media.  Stay connected with Front Office Features by visiting their website (and subscribing to their podcast): https://frontofficefeatures.com Stay connected (and in touch!) with Noontime Sports by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as on Instagram at @NoontimeNation
48:38
December 31, 2020
Katie Arend (Ast. GM of Nashua Silver Knights)
Katie Arend, who is the assistant general manager with the Nashua Silver Knights, joined the Matt Noonan Podcast to discuss the 2020 season, as well as her new role with the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL): Director of Student-Athlete Development & Alumni Engagement. Additionally, Arend discussed The Diamond Program, which aims to help the league's players after their baseball careers conclude. 
23:26
December 28, 2020
Howard Herman (Berkshire Eagle)
Howard Herman,  a columnist for the Berkshire Eagle, returned to our podcast - you may have heard him on prior shows, both this year and past years - to discuss a slew of topics from 2020, including baseball, college football, and if his Pittsburgh Steelers will compete for a Super Bowl trophy next year.  Follow Howard Herman on Twitter: @HowardHerman  Follow the Berkshire Eagle on Twitter: @BerkshireEagle Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as follow us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation
37:23
December 27, 2020
Temi Baj (Babson Athletics Marketing & New Media)
Temi Baj, who is the marketing and new media specialist with Babson College athletics, joined Matt Noonan to discuss content creation, including features on student-athletes to inspiration for videos, both he and the department produce, to some early thoughts on what college broadcasts could look like in a post-COVID world.  Learn more about Temi Baj: https://www.babsonathletics.com/information/directory/communicationsmarketing/bajulaiye_temi?view=bio  Follow Temi Baj on Twitter: https://twitter.com/temibaj?lang=en  Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube while following us @NoontimeNation on Instagram! 
25:01
December 23, 2020
John McCarthy (Founder of Small College Basketball)
John McCarthy, who is the founder of Small College Basketball, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new podcast to discuss the inspiration for starting a great organization that highlights so many smaller athletic department basketball teams around the country. Additionally, McCarthy shares his vision statement of for Small College Basketball, which will certainly inspire our listeners to pursue what they love to do.  Learn more about Small College Basketball by visiting their website: https://www.smallcollegebasketball.com/  Stay connected with The Matt Noonan Podcast, which is produced by Noontime Sports, by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as on Instagram at @NoontimeNation. 
31:37
December 21, 2020
Andrew Pezzelli (Co-Host of 360 Sports Show & Ast. SID at Salve Regina Univ.)
Andrew Pezzelli, who is both the co-host of the 360 Sports Show and assistant sports information director at Salve Regina University, joined the Matt Noonan Podcast to discuss hosting "Seahawk Talk" to calling numerous Seahawks games over the past few years, including the 2017-18 season, which saw the men's ice hockey team advance to the NCAA D-III Frozen Four.  Follow Andrew Pezzelli on Twitter: @PezzelliPBP  Make sure to catch "Seahawk Talk" every Monday through Friday from 3-4 p.m.  on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube while following us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation. 
40:19
December 17, 2020
Ali Paquette (Ast. Dir. of Athletic Communications at Middlebury College)
Ali Paquette, who is the assistant director of athletic communications at Middlebury College, join Matt Noonan for a brand new podcast to discuss the various content she (and the department) have created over the past few weeks and months with no games being played. Paquette discusses a series she has overseen - Leaning Into Discomfort, which fans of the Panthers can watch (and find) on their YouTube channel.  Stay connected with Ali Paquette by following her on Twitter: @_alipaquette  Watch Leaning Into Discomfort from Middlebury College Athletics: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0p4R6TotbOIHvwcjITMN8vEalCRrNzLP  Stay connected with Noontime Sports by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as @NoontimeNation on Instagram. 
28:07
December 14, 2020
Amanda Christovich (Front Office Sports)
Amanda Christovich, who is a reporter for Front Office Sports (FOS), joined Matt Noonan for a brand new podcast to discuss covering the business of sports to the current state of college athletics.  Make sure to check-out Amanda's work on FOS: https://frontofficesports.com/author/amanda-christovich/  Stay connected with Noontime Sports by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as follow us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation. 
28:54
December 10, 2020
We're Back To Podcasting!
It's been a few weeks, but Matt Noonan is excited to get back to podcasting - let's go!  On the first official episode of The Matt Noonan Podcast, Matt shares why he needed to take a break from podcasting, blogging, and creating content to what he learned during some much-needed downtime. Additionally, Matt explained how he has learned to appreciate the journey Noontime Sports (and NoontimeSports.com) has taken him on, as well as what the listeners can expect for the second season of our show.  Make sure to stay connected with Matt (and Noontime Sports) by following us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn - type in Noontime Sports - and Noontime Nation on Instagram! 
16:24
December 3, 2020
Brendan McWilliams & Olivia Berry (Emmanuel College Athletics) (Episode 45)
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. 
22:49
November 6, 2020
Darryl Konicki (Little East Conference) (Episode 44)
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. 
28:17
November 5, 2020
Joe Malkin (Mass. Maritime Acad.) & Shawn Medeiros (Endicott College) (Episode 43)
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. 
51:38
November 3, 2020
James Baker (In The D3FB Huddle) (Episode 42)
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.
33:37
October 29, 2020
Will Baggett (The Blueprint for a Successful Career) (Episode 41)
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. 
23:58
October 28, 2020
Halley Griggs (Inside Lacrosse) (Episode 40)
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.  Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and follow us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation
24:21
October 23, 2020
UMass Dartmouth Athletics Roundtable (Episode 39)
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. 
27:35
October 22, 2020
Taj Dashaun (Athlete Career Transition Coach) (Episode 38)
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/ Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube while following us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation. 
34:21
October 20, 2020
Ryan Irwin & Patrick Maddigan (Team IMPACT) (Episode 37)
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 Stay connected with with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and follow us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation
36:37
October 19, 2020
Matthew Glick & Jack Zamore (Gipper Media, Inc.) (Episode 36)
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.  Learn more about Gipper by visiting their website: https://www.gogipper.com/ Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube
34:23
October 15, 2020
KC Chhipwadia (CEO & Founder of Athlete Foundry) (Episode 35)
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.  To learn more about Athlete Foundry, please visit their website: https://www.athletefoundry.com/ Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube! 
29:09
October 14, 2020
Welcome Back Football Mondays! (Episode 34)
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. 
20:30
October 12, 2020
Tyler Cote (The Training Room) (Episode 33)
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. 
23:44
October 9, 2020
Bridgewater State Athletics Roundtable (Episode 32)
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. 
24:38
October 7, 2020
Drew Patno ("More Than A Name" Podcast) (Episode 31)
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. 
19:03
October 7, 2020
Football Friday with James Baker (Episode 30)
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. 
29:52
October 2, 2020
Christian Heimall (Ast. GM at High Point Rockers Baseball) (Episode 29)
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. 
39:28
October 1, 2020
Neil Ravin (EHL Director of Communications) (Episode 28)
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. 
29:49
September 30, 2020
Gregg Kaye & Doug Chin (Commonwealth Coast Conference) (Episode 27)
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. 
30:44
September 29, 2020
James Baker (In The D3FB Huddle) (Episode 27)
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. 
33:18
September 25, 2020
Cameron Brennan (Suffolk University Athletics) (Episode 26)
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. 
21:21
September 24, 2020
Meredith Perri & Gage Nutter (MassLive.com) (Episode 25)
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. 
21:02
September 23, 2020
Jon Weilbacher & Andrew Marsh (Sports Law Weekly) (Episode 24)
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. 
27:16
September 22, 2020
Football Mondays with Matt Noonan (Episode 23)
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. 
14:47
September 21, 2020
James Baker (In The D3FB Huddle) (Episode 22)
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. 
31:11
September 18, 2020
Chris McKeon & Paul Bleau (Curry College Athletics) (Episode 21)
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.
23:33
September 17, 2020
Creating New Content Due To Covid-19 (Episode 20)
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. 
17:20
September 16, 2020
Noontime's NFL Week Two Power Rankings (Episode 19)
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. 
19:59
September 15, 2020
Football Friday with James Baker (Episode 18)
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. 
31:39
September 11, 2020
Welcome to Week One of the 2020 NFL Season (Episode 17)
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! 
18:52
September 10, 2020
Cole McNanna (The Sealy News Sports) (Episode 16)
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. 
23:41
September 9, 2020
Jessica Knight (Founder, League Coordinator for S3 Boston) (Episode 15)
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. 
17:54
September 7, 2020
Boston Celtics Chatter With Greg Dudek (Episode 14)
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. 
26:11
August 24, 2020
Jen McCaffrey on Baseball, Boston Red Sox (Episode 13)
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. 
23:23
August 18, 2020
Vermont Unveils Plans For High School Sports This Fall (Episode 12)
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. 
17:44
August 12, 2020
Howard Herman on UMass Football Canceling The 2020 Season (Episode 11)
Our Tuesday podcast features a conversation with Howard Herman of the Berkshire Eagle to discuss today's news about the University of Massachusetts Amherst canceling its 2020 football season. 
25:16
August 11, 2020
The 2020 College Football Season Is In Trouble (Episode 10)
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. 
08:12
August 10, 2020
Will High School Football Happen In Connecticut? (Episode 9)
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. 
24:02
August 7, 2020
Talking Lacrosse with Phil Shore (Episode 8)
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. 
29:48
August 6, 2020
We Should Commend UConn Athletics For Its 2020 Football Decision (Episode 7)
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. 
07:26
August 5, 2020
College Football Players, Athletes Deserve Our Attention (Episode 6)
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. 
08:28
August 4, 2020
The NFL Should Extend The Covid-19 Opt-Out Period (Episode 5)
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. 
08:50
August 3, 2020
Boston Cannons Coach Sean Quirk (Episode 4)
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. 
18:57
August 1, 2020
Noontime's Take: Should We Shutdown The 2020 College Football Season? (Episode 3)
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.  
08:44
July 31, 2020
Talking D3 Sports, Podcasts with Morgan Cheatham (Episode 2)
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.  Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. And follow us on Instagram at NoontimeNation! 
22:58
July 25, 2020
Noontime's Back To Podcasting (Episode 1)
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! 
01:05
July 23, 2020