Rant Sports Podcast: 5 Things You Need To Know, March 20th, 2014

By Devin O'Barr
Iowa State Cheerleader
Denny Medley – USA TODAY Sports

March Madness is upon us. However, before we can dive head first into watching all of the glorious college basketball games, we must first make sure that everyone has a firm grasp on what the heck is going on in the sports world right now:


Baseball is this close to starting up again, so we did you a favor and came up with a top 10 list of the MLB Opening Day starters that you must watch in less than two weeks when the season begins:

Ranking The Top 10 Pitchers To Watch On Opening Day 2014

As the 2014 NFL Draft approaches more and more football teams will be looking for top-tier defensive ends. Well, be sure to take a look at this top-five pass rushers list before your team is on the clock this May:

Top 5 Best Pure Pass Rushers in 2014 NFL Draft

Ah, another big game late in March and another L for the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Big 10 is off to a rough start as the Hawkeyes were bounced by the Tennessee Volunteers after Iowa — wait for it — choked the game away.

2014 NCAA Tournament: Iowa Hawkeyes Fail To Close Once Again

The Chicago Blackhawks topped the St. Louis Blues last night, but the home victory came at a price. Patrick Kane is now on the shelf for at least 2-3 weeks and folks in Chicago can feel Lord Stanley slipping away.

Chicago Blackhawks: Did Stanley Cup Repeat Go Down With Patrick Kane?

Some prefer the Super Bowl and all of its glory; while others stick to the tradition of MLB Opening Day, but the best sports day of the year is today! That’s right — the first day of the NCAA Tournament is all kinds of exciting and I hope you have a front-row seat for all of the action:

Why the First Thursday of the NCAA Tournament is the Best Sports Day of the Year

With that being said, enjoy this magnificent sports day and check back in with the Rant Sports Podcast tomorrow for a full sports blast.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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