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Tuesday Round-Up: Which Seahawks Players Are Rooting During The 2018 NCAA Tournament?

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Tuesday, March 13 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

March Madness Begins

The 2018 NCAA Tournament officially gets underway this evening with the first slate of games taking place in the "First Four" region. The winners from the four games taking place tonight and tomorrow will complete the group of 64 in the tournament bracket.

Locally, no schools from the state of Washington besides Gonzaga qualified for the tournament this year. In case you need a backup team (no judgement here) to root for this month, why not pick a school one of your favorite Seahawks players attended? This list includes players on the roster, including impending free agents.

Here are the schools are represented in the tournament:

South Region

No. 1 Virginia: G/T Oday Aboushi

No. 2 Cincinnati: CB Mike Tyson

No. 3 Tennessee: CB Justin Coleman

No. 5 Kentucky: LB Josh Forrest

No. 6 Miami (Fla.): TE Jimmy Graham

No. 9 Kansas St.: WR Tyler Lockett

No. 10 Texas: S Earl Thomas, TE Tyrone Swoopes

East Region

No. 2 Purdue: DE Cliff Avril, G Jordan Roos

No. 5 West Virginia: LB Terence Garvin, DE Noble Nwachukwu

No. 8 Virginia Tech: OT Duane Brown, S Kam Chancellor 

No. 9 Alabama: RB Eddie Lacy, DT Jarran Reed, FB Jalston Fowler

West Region

No. 2 North Carolina: DT Nazair Jones

No. 3 Michigan: DE Frank Clark, WR Amara Darboh, S Delano Hill

No. 5 Ohio State: TE Nick Vannett

No. 7 Texas A&M: DE Michael Bennett, G/T Germain Ifedi, G Luke Joeckel

No. 8 Missouri: C Justin Britt, DT Sheldon Richardson

Midwest Region

No. 1 Kansas: S Bradley McDougald 

No. 3 Michigan State: DT Malik McDowell

No. 4 Auburn: CB Neiko Thorpe

No. 5 Clemson: CB Byron Maxwell, T Isaiah Battle

No. 6 TCU: C Joey Hunt, QB Trevone Boykin, LB P.J. Dawson

Social Post Of The Day

Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown, who gave a shoutout to former Jacksonville linebacker Paul Posluszny, who retired today:

More From Around The Web

The Seahawks signed safety Bradley McDougald to a contract extension yesterday. 

DeShawn Shead was released Monday, making him an unrestricted free agent prior to the start of the new league year.

Finally, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times answered questions from readers about the offensive line, Richard Sherman and more.

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