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:
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
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
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
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.