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Bearcats Box Lunch: Spring Practice, Opening Day, National Championship

Today’s links feature Gonzaga not needing football, MLB Opening Day and UC’s spring practice.

NCAA Basketball: Final Four-South Carolina vs Gonzaga Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The internet is a big, wide open, scary place. Why should you have to dive into its depths and find stories that pertain to the Cincinnati Bearcats when we can do it for you? Here’s what the world wide web has to offer today.

Today may be MLB Opening Day but that doesn’t mean football is dormant. The Bearcats are in the midst of spring practices and looking sharper. (Bill Koch;

Three-star cornerback Jonathan Gipson made a trip to Cincinnati last week. The Bearcats are one of several major programs, including Louisville, Auburn and Maryland, to offer the Georgia native. (Shane Kinnee; Bearcat Journal)

Now that the 2016-17 basketball season is in the books, where are some areas that each player could improve for 2017-18? (Justin Berg; Bearcat Journal)

Former Bearcat Josh Harrison will bat eighth and play second base in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ season opener against the Boston Red Sox today. (Adam Berry;

If Gonzaga wins the national title, it will be the first time since 1977 a school without a football program has done so. (Richard Johnson; SB Nation)

More people were watching the Final Four this year, witha 37 percent increase in viewership. (Kyle Boone; CBS Sports)