Best Of The SB Nation Network: March 28, 2011

We have 300 fantastic sports blogs in SB Nation, so in case you didn't have a chance to read them all today we've collected the best stuff right here. Get sports smart in no time fast!

College Sports

- Searching for Billy Edelin notes that Butler and VCU making this year's Final Four brings a couple of old stories full circle.

- The UConn Blog is as surprised as you are that the Huskies are in the Final Four for the fourth time and the second time in three years.

- A Sea of Blue notes that John Calipari has taken the Kentucky program back to the Final Four with a "far more improbable team than last year's group."

- Carolina March is disappointed that the Tar Heels got sent home by the Wildcats, but acknowledges that this year's North Carolina team overachieved considering its level of play in January.

- Arkansas Expats says that Mike Anderson is a perfect fit for the Razorbacks basketball brand.


- Beyond The Boxscore gives us every team's Opening Day starter, with the regular season starting later this week.

- Lookout Landing has the finalized Mariners rotation for the start of the season.

- DRaysBay checks in on some former Rays to see what they're up to now that they've left the bay.

- Amazin' Avenue remembers Mike Hampton, who retired over the weekend.

- Royals Review brings to your attention a forgotten Royal: Dean Palmer.


- Rufus on Fire is thrilled with the Bobcats' weekend win over the Knicks. Fun stuff. Go 'Melo!

- Nets Daily interviews the Russian behind the Russian owner of the New Jersey Nets. Meet Dmitry Razumov.

- Canis Hoopus shares an outsider's perspective on the Timberwolves.


- Robert at 7500 to Holte describes just why Aston Villa have been so irritating to follow this season: they should be far more than they are.

- SB Nation's Tottenham Hotspur blog Cartilage Free Captain discusses the idea of reintroducing standing-room terraces to the English game.

Despite spending six years with FC Dallas, Dario Sala's exit was greeted with little fanfare. Big D Soccer decided to reach out and asked Sala if he'd like to send a farewell note to his fans. Sala obliged, and we also learn that the goalkeeper is now an agent.

- Dynamo Theory looks back on goalkeeper Tally Hall's performance against the Seattle Sounders. Hall made six saves and is quickly making people forget about Pat Onstad.


- Cincy Jungle reports Ryan Mallett will visit the Bengals for two days. What does this mean for Carson Palmer?

- Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski isn't sitting around during the lockout. Instead, as relayed by Baltimore Beatdown, he's fighting!

- Behind The Steel Curtain tells you all you ever wanted to know about the Steelers offense.

- The NFL lockout will hurt all kinds of industries. Big Cat Country reports on the potential devastation of the chicken wing industry.

Combat Sports

- Bad Left Hook looks at the wave of Cuban defectors and their impact on boxing.

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