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Wednesday Round-Up: Russell Wilson Turns Avid Fan During Sister Anna's March Madness Run

The Seahawks quarterback was vocal in the stands, and on social media, as his sister helped Stanford advance to the Sweet 16.

Good Morning, 12s!

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Wednesday, March 24 – about your Seattle Seahawks.

Russell Wilson Loves The Cardinal

The Stanford women's basketball team entered March Madness as a favorite to win it all, and nobody will be rooting harder than Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Stanford went 27-2 during the 2020-21 season en route to a Pac-12 title. A key member of the talented Stanford roster is starting point guard Anna Wilson, who also happens to be Russell's younger sister.

Stanford guard Anna Wilson waits to defend an Oklahoma State player during a college basketball game in the second round of the NCAA women's tournament at the UTSA Convocation Center in San Antonio on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Stephen Spillman)

Anna started all 29 games for the Cardinal this season, averaging 4.6 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game while shooting a deadly .439 (25-for-57) from three-point range. Her effort on defense was particularly noteworthy, earning her Pac-12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year.

Wilson's emergence as an impact player for Stanford should come as no surprise. An All-American point guard at Bellevue High School, the talent has always been undeniable, but staying healthy has been a challenge during her college years. A concussion suffered during a practice for a McDonald's All-American Game, along with multiple foot injuries in recent years, has kept her on the sidelines more than anyone would have expected when she first committed to Stanford. Now, the fifth-year senior (Wilson was granted an extra year of eligibility due to time missed from injuries) finds herself leading a March Madness favorite.

Stanford entered the tournament ranked No. 2 in the women's AP Top 25 Poll, and the No. 1 seed in the Alamo region. They blew out No. 16 Utah Valley in the opening round, 87-44, before taking down No. 8 Oklahoma State on Tuesday, 73-62, to advance to the Sweet 16. Wilson filled up the stat sheet vs. Oklahoma State with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and 11 points, including 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. Her older brother was there cheering along in the stands, and on social media, throughout the first two rounds.

Stanford will face either No. 5 Missouri St. or No. 13 Wright St. this weekend for a chance to advance to the Elite Eight.

Don't be shocked to see Anna and the Stanford women hoisting the national championship trophy a few weeks from now, and you better believe Russ will let you hear about it.

Jordan Babineaux Discusses New Book On LinkedIn Live Tomorrow

In addition to being a TV/radio analyst and entrepreneur, Seahawks Legend Jordan Babineaux has recently added "published author" to his resume. "Big Play Babs" released Pivot to Win: Make The Big Plays In Life, Sports & Business, a book about his transition from professional football player to these other career endeavors. On Thursday, he will sit down with Jen Mueller to discuss his new book, the lessons within, the writing process, and much more. Visit our LinkedIn page at noon on Thursday to watch live.


Social Post Of The Day

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It was a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII just months earlier, when the Seahawks routed the Broncos in one of the biggest blowouts in Super Bowl history. While the next match-up was much closer, the result was the same.

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