Rant Sports: 5 Things You Need To Know, April 4, 2014

5 Things You Need To Know

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Welcome to the Rant Sports’ run down on five interesting things you need to know that’s happening in the sports world. With the Final Four set to tip off on Saturday, it would be foolish to ignore the most exciting day in college basketball. Sure, the National Championship is always a good time, but the Final Four is where the enjoyment unfolds.

There reason why there are only four teams remaining in the tournament is because each player excelled at his position in a time of need. Every single player deserves to be where he is, but that doesn’t mean the players can’t be ranked:

NCAA Tournament 2014: Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Final Four

Then there’s always taking a different approach at breaking down the Final Four. The series of articles on sports psychology factors that can help predict the outcome of the NCAA Tournament is a must read:

2014 Final Four: Leadership and National Championships

The college basketball awards are starting to roll out. Check out why Doug McDermott won AP Player of the Year and what it means for his potential at the professional level:

Doug McDermott Wins AP Player of the Year; Draft Stock Won’t Rise

With the NBA playoffs heating up, there are several pure shooters who are willing to put their team on the back and lead them to the promise land:

Top 10 Pure Shooters in NBA Right Now

The Pittsburgh Penguins just clinched the Metropolitan division, but what does that mean for their chances in the Eastern Conference when the playoffs roll around?

Pittsburgh Penguins Clinch Metropolitan Division, Where Do They Go From Here?

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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