Weekly Sports Recap & Update – April 1st Edition

If you’re a sports fan, this weekend is for you! The basketball world will be ablaze as the NCAA Final Four takes place on Saturday night in New Orleans. With the championship game being played on Monday night, college hoops fans will have a full weekend. We can’t forget about NBA teams making their final playoff pushes. 

With the Masters coming up in just a few days, golfers will be prepping for Augusta. We also have a weekend full of NASCAR action. Let’s take a look at the top sporting events for the upcoming weekend.

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College Hoops


The field of 68 has been whittled down to four and then will be cut to two on Saturday night as the Final Four culminates from New Orleans, Louisiana. In the night’s first game, the Villanova Wildcats will take on the Kansas Jayhawks. Bill Self and Jay Wright are two of the top coaches in the game today, so this should be a good one.

In the second game of the evening, college basketball’s greatest rivalry will be renewed at the Final Four as the North Carolina Tar Heels will take on the Duke Blue Devils. With this season being Mike Krzyzewski’s last season on the bench, this game will be even more fierce than normal.

The winners of these two games will face off on Monday night for the national championship.


NBA Action


With most teams having five or fewer games remaining in the regular season, every game is crucial. Teams are making their late pushes for better playoff positioning or to just get into the playoffs. There are numerous games with playoff implications on Saturday, as the Boston Celtics will take on the Indiana Pacers. 

Boston is in contention for the top spot in the East. The Milwaukee Bucks will host the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers and the Bucks are both jockeying for better playoff spots. Phoenix will take on Memphis as the top two teams in the West collide. We’ll also see a clash between the Pelicans and Lakers as the Lakers try to claw back into contention for a playoff spot. 


PGA Tour


This weekend’s stop on the PGA Tour will take the tour professionals to the AT&T Oaks Course in San Antonio, Texas, for the Valero Texas Open. In past years, many of the top players took the week prior to the Masters off, but that doesn’t seem to be the case this year. 

Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Bryson DeChambeau, Gary Woodland, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, and Lee Westwood highlight this year’s field. This will be a good tune-up for many, as next week, they’ll be heading to Augusta.




We’ll have another full weekend of NASCAR action from the Richmond Raceway. On Sunday, the Cup Series will run the Toyota Owners 400. Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex, Jr., and Ryan Blaney are the favorites to take home the checkered flag. 

This will be the seventh race of the season, and we’ve already had six different winners. We’ll see if that trend continues, or if we’ll have a two-time winner for the first time this season.