This weekend in Houston is a sports fan's dream


If you're a sports fan in Houston, there may never be another opportunity to indulge yourself like this weekend. From college and pro hoops to golf to baseball, Houston has it all.

The NCAA Men's Final Four tips off at Reliant on Saturday and Monday, the Shell Houston Open golf tournament is underway at Redstone, the Astros open up their 2011 season in Philadelphia, and the Rockets make one last playoff push with a couple of home games at Toyota Center.

Here's a schedule for what's shaping up to be a sports fan's dream weekend:


7am -- Shell Houston Open Second Round Tee Off at Redstone Golf Club

12pm - 4pm -- Final Four team practices at Reliant Stadium (open to public -- gates open at 11am)

12:05pm -- Astros season opener vs. Phillies in Philadelphia

4:30pm -- Reese's College All-Star Game at Reliant Stadium

7:30pm -- Rockets vs. Spurs at Toyota Center


8:30am -- Shell Houston Open Third Round Tee Off at Redstone Golf Club

5:09pm -- Final Four national semifinals at Reliant Stadium (second semifinal starts approx. 40 minutes after first ends)

6:05pm -- Astros vs. Phillies in Philadelphia


8:30am -- Shell Houston Open Championship Round Tee Off at Redstone Golf Club

12:35pm -- Astros vs. Phillies in Philadelphia

6pm -- Rockets vs. Hawks at Toyota Center


8:23pm -- NCAA national championship game at Reliant Stadium

And don't forget to check out the ultimate Bracket Town fan experience at the George R. Brown Convention Center which runs Friday to Monday, and the Big Dance concert series from Friday through Sunday at Discovery Green.

Click here for complete NCAA Men's Final Four coverage in Houston.

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