Wednesday Round-Up: Russell Wilson to host Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards

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Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, April 22 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Wilson To Host Kids' Choice Sports

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will host Nickelodeon's second-annual Kids' Choice Sports Awards, which is set to air on Thursday, July 16 from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif.

Wilson takes over hosting duties from Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan, who MC'd the show in its first year.

"I am thrilled that Nickelodeon has asked me to host Kids' Choice Sports," Wilson said in a release. "What an honor to be the king of slime for one crazy night!  I had so much fun at the show last summer that I can't wait to get back. What kid doesn't want to get slimed? Count me in on that. I'm just a big kid at heart, so let the fun begin. I promise you, we're going to have great fun."

As Wilson notes, he made an appearance at last year's Kids' Choice Sports Awards when he won "Best Newcomer" and 12s won the "Smells Like Team Spirit" award recognizing the best fans in sports.

Running back Marshawn Lynch and free safety Earl Thomas were also in attendance last summer. Lynch, who was nominated for "Clutch Player of the Year," went "Beast Mode" as one of the show's celebrity presenters, barreling on stage and diving into a pool of Nickelodeon's signature slime. Thomas too was slimed in green goo after participating in the show's "Verizon Power Dunk" competition against Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

2015 Schedule Set

A look at the Seattle Seahawks 2015 schedule in photos.

Tuesday saw the NFL release the 2015 schedule and the Seahawks will open with back-to-back games on the road for the first time since 2011. Seattle's slate also features a franchise-record five primetime games.

Here at Seahawks.com, we took a closer look at the Seahawks' first four games of the season, when the team will play at the St. Louis Rams and Green Bay Packers before coming home to CenturyLink Field for games against the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. We'll continue our quarterly takes on the Seahawks' schedule as the week rolls on.

And in a related note, the Seahawks expect a limited number of single-game tickets to be available in late July.

Tweet(s) Of The Day

Today's "Tweet(s) of the Day" come from recently re-signed defensive back DeShawn Shead, who welcomed a baby girl, Savannah Shead, into the world yesterday.

In a story you may remember, Shead proposed to then-girlfriend Jessica Martinez on the turf at CenturyLink Field following the team's Week 3 win over the Denver Broncos last season.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, we continue our 2015 NFL Draft preview series with a look at the running backs. We highlighted the offensive and defensive lines earlier this week.

Running back Marshawn Lynch celebrates his 29th birthday today.

ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden lists reasons for Seattle's draft success under John Schneider and Pete Carroll.

Terry Blount at ESPN.com predicts the Seahawks to go 11-5 this year.

And Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com shares game-by-game Seahawks capsules for 2015.

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