What with yesterday being Easter and all, the usual potpourri of Sunday events that we'd normally care about was utterly non-existent. No baseball, no track, no tennis, no rowing, no horsies, no nothing. Just the women's Final Four, which was as predicable as the sun rising in the east.
South Carolina came back from double-digit deficts twice, and kept Notre Dame scoreless for more than seven minutes down the stretch. But the Irish hung in there, and only trailed for one possession in the final minute. Meanwhile, Connecticut played Maryland, and you already know everything you need to right there, yes?
|NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT|
|SF||(1) Notre Dame 66, (1) South Carolina 65||Jewell Loyd (ND), 22|
|SF||(1) Connecticut 81, (1) Maryland 58||Breanna Stewart (CONN), 25|
J. Michael Winmore over at Rock Chalk Talk realizes Kentucky treats Kansas like Kansas treats Kansas State... or that K-State reacts to Kansas like Kansas reacts to Kentucky, if you prefer. It's actually a very self-aware piece, to which commenters are reacting, well, ungoodly.
Justin Ferguson at the Sporting News has compiled an oral history of the Duke-Butler title game five years ago.
Rich Hill, our colleague over at Pats Pulpit, has a profile of B.J. Finney. They're high on him, and it's worth noting that Pats fans are paying a little more attention to the Wildcat program because of the Gronk factor.
Justin Rosenberg, at Fansided's Dolphin site, asks what Josh Freeman's signing means to Miami.
But be of good cheer, EMAW, for while Easter brings with it the death of the bouncy hoops, it also brings rebirth and renewal. To that end, turn your televisual devices to Fox Sports Kansas City. Like, right now, or at least no later than 2:00pm Central Time. They're showing three Royals games from last year, leading up to the pre-game ceremonies at Kauffman Stadium, and finally it's Opening Day as the Royals take on the White Sox at 3:10. Our hero Yordano Ventura (14-11, 3.20) faces Jeff Samardzija (7-13, 2.99), who returns to Chicago to play for The Other Guys after his half-season exile to Oakland.
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