Rant Sports: 5 Things You Need To Know, March 31, 2014

By Michael Terrill
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What a weekend it was for college basketball. The Elite Eight proved to be far more exciting than anyone could have imagined. If you had the Wisconsin Badgers, Kentucky Wildcats, Florida Gators and Connecticut Huskies in your Final Four, then congratulations is in order. And if you’re looking for a rundown of the need-to-know in the sports world, you came to the right place.

As if today couldn’t get any more amazing, MLB opening day is officially upon us with all of its glory. Don’t be ashamed if you feel like a little kid on the night before Christmas because that’s normal. It’s also normal to switch the words to a classic Christmas song around so that it exemplifies the pure joy of opening day:

An Ode to MLB’s Opening Day

Shabazz Napier was an unknown high school recruit a few years ago when he signed with the Huskies. On Sunday, he became a household name after he proved just how dominant a player he could be when given the right opportunity:

Shabazz Napier Becomes Legend, Leads Huskies to Final Four

As good as UConn was against Michigan State, Kentucky was mesmerizing in their heart-pounding victory over Michigan. Did the instant classic showcase the favorite in Saturday’s contest between the Wildcats and the Badgers?

Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats Are Final Four Favorite After Epic Defeat of Michigan

Believe it or not, the Cleveland Cavaliers are only one game out of the eight seed in the Eastern Conference. The city of Cleveland could use a boost, and the Cavaliers might just be the team to give the starved sports fans a glimmer of hope:

Cleveland Cavaliers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

With the end of the NBA season inching closer, teams are trying to establish themselves as the best at something. Typically, the top offenses in the league have the advantage in the postseason, which is why it’s important to know the clear-cut favorites with only two and a half weeks left in the regular season:

Breaking Down the NBA’s Top 5 Offenses

Michael Terrill is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelTerrill, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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