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The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs this week

By: JIM O'CONNELL The Gazette
March 25, 2018 Updated: March 26, 2018 at 2:59 am
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photo - Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell, right, shoots over Maryland center Malina Howard during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big Ten Conference tournament in Hoffman Estates, Ill., on Sunday, March 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell, right, shoots over Maryland center Malina Howard during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big Ten Conference tournament in Hoffman Estates, Ill., on Sunday, March 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) 

No. 10 The Colorado Rapids host the Philadelphia Union on Saturday

No. 9 Local college highlights include Air Force hosting the Collegiate Nationals men's gymnastics meet Friday and Saturday

No. 8 The Colorado Springs Switchbacks visit St. Louis on Saturday

No. 7 Major League Baseball opens Thursday including a Toronto tribute to Roy Halladay

No. 6 Prep highlights include some baseball games in Arizona with a relatively light schedule during spring break for many schools

No. 5 The Denver Nuggets host the Bucks Sunday after visiting the 76ers Monday, Raptors Tuesday and Thunder Friday

No. 4 The Colorado Avalanche host the Flyers Wednesday and Blackhawks Friday, then have a key road game at the Ducks Sunday (after visiting Vegas Monday)

No. 3 The women's NCAA basketball tournament has its Final Four on Friday with the final Sunday in Columbus, Ohio

No. 2 The Colorado Rockies open the season at Arizona on Thursday

No. 1 The men's NCAA basketball tournament has its Final Four on Saturday in San Antonio with the final the following Monday

Also receiving votes:

Other local college home highlights include Air Force baseball Thursday to Saturday and men's tennis Sunday, UCCS baseball Thursday to Saturday, CC men's lacrosse Monday and Friday, and women's lacrosse Saturday

NASCAR's top teams are off this weekend

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