New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera autographs baseballs for fans at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., Monday, March 8, 2010. (AP File Photo)

Bill has an update on the wild opening round of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. Also, just about everybody is picking UConn to take home the women’s title, but Nebraska has other ideas. After going undefeated until the last game of the regular season, the Huskers are poised for a run to the Final Four, and have turned some heads at a normally football-oriented University. Only A Game’s Greg Echlin reports.

With spring upon us, the 2010 Major League Baseball season is right around the corner. To celebrate the vernal equinox, Bill joins Tim Kurkjian of ESPN to discuss America’s pastime and what to expect in the upcoming season.

It’s a good time to be a basketball fan. College hoops are currently in a state of madness, and the pros are hurtling towards the playoffs. Bill talks with Kevin Hench of about the NBA’s home stretch, and gets his Finals prediction.

Tiger Woods will return to the PGA Tour next month at the Masters Tournament in Augusta. Bill shares his thoughts on Woods, and wonders if golf’s former cover boy can overcome a four-month layoff and an ugly shadow of controversy.

Golf is one of the world’s most challenging sports. It can frustrate even the most composed athletes, so Josh Karp visited guru after guru in search of golf enlightenment. His new book is titled Straight Down the Middle: Shivas Irons, Bagger Vance, and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Golf Swing. Bill talks with the author about the trials and tribulations of improving one’s golf game.

Some sports fans call this “the most wonderful time of the year,” which means Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce have a busy week of sports to cover, including some bracket busting woes, football drama in the Meadowlands, and the chances of MLS actually playing soccer in 2010.

While most people think about budding baseball seasons or wild basketball games at the start of spring, the small town of Waterbury, Vermont, has something else in mind: The Intergalactic Winter Croquet Tournament. Each year, dozens of Vermonters partake in the event to celebrate the final weekend of winter. As Only A Game’s Karen Given reports, the tournament combines croquet, snow, and somehow, the extraterrestrial.