It’s Easter weekend, and the sports world will be very busy! The main event of the sports weekend is the Final Four in Indianapolis. The baseball season also kicks off on Thursday, so we’ll see a weekend full of Major League Baseball action. There’s no NASCAR events this weekend, and since this is the weekend before The Masters, only a few of the top golfers are playing in the Valero Texas Open. With the NBA going strong, we’ll have a busy weekend! Let’s take a look at some of the top sporting events of the Easter weekend.
Top Sports Events for This Weekend – Apr. 3– Apr. 4
How can we not lead off with the Final Four? The top two teams in the tournament, the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Baylor Bears survived to make it to the semi-finals. Gonzaga will be taking on this year’s Cinderella story, the UCLA Bruins. When you normally think of an underdog, UCLA isn’t the team that you think of. With their storied program, UCLA usually isn’t in this position, but this year, they were in a play-in game, and now they’re playing for a chance to play in a National Championship game.
In the other matchup, the Baylor Bears will take on the Houston Cougars. Houston came out of the Midwest, beating four double digit seeds to get to the Final Four. Kelvin Sampson’s squad is one of the best defensive teams in the tournament, and they have shown that they can shut any offense down.
As for the Baylor Bears, they’re one of the most versatile and athletic teams in the field. They have five guys that are capable of leading the team in scoring, and their versatility allows them to do so many different things on the defensive end of the floor. The Baylor vs. Houston matchup will be the most intriguing of the two matchups on Saturday.
The NBA game of the weekend will be on Easter Sunday, as the Los Angeles Clippers will battle the Los Angeles Lakers. This matchup won’t be what many fans had hoped to see, as LeBron James and Anthony Davis will both be out with injuries. Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Clippers will be looking to distance themselves from the Lakers while Davis and James are out.
With the Major League Baseball season getting underway, we’ll see a lot of great baseball action this weekend. Most of the matchups this weekend are divisional matchups, so those games always seem to mean a little bit more. Two of the top matchups of the weekend will see the Toronto Blue Jays facing the New York Yankees, and the Atlanta Braves traveling to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies.
The Valero Texas Open is being played in San Antonio this weekend. Since this tournament is taking place the weekend before The Masters, many of the top names are taking the weekend off to prepare for Augusta. However, Jordan Spieth, Ricky Fowler, Gary Woodland, Phil Mickelson, and Hideki Matsuyama have made the trek to Texas to play in this weekend’s event.