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A Grip on Sports: With about a month left in college basketball’s regular season, who is best positioned for the NCAA Tournament’s top seeds, besides Gonzaga of course?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some days you just have nothing. It’s easy to tell. Before you begin writing, you are scrolling through Twitter trying to come up with a subject. It’s a pathetic cry for help. And today it didn’t work. Instead we decided to look at the top eight college basketball teams in the nation, the eight teams in the running for the top four seeds of the NCAA Tournament.

‘You have to support them’: Fans, first-timers come out as curling national championships kick off in Cheney

Eastern Washington University football legend Michael Roos didn’t toss a coin or throw a pitch to open a week of championship competition at his alma mater in Cheney on Saturday evening. To officially begin the USA Curling National Championships at EWU’s University Recreation Center, the former Tennessee Titans tackle glided across perfectly pebbled ice to throw the first curling stone toward the house at the other end of the rink.

As curling grows, it finds a new target: college campuses

Far removed from basketball’s March Madness or even hockey’s Frozen Four, the college curling championship is quietly taking place at the Broomstones Curling Club in the Boston suburbs. The nation’s top 16 club teams are competing for the championship, including defending champion Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Not just an Olympic spectacle: Hundreds try curling in Coeur d’Alene

On Sunday and Monday evening, some 200 people gathered at the Frontier Ice Arena for massive group curling lessons led by members of the Coeur d’Alene Curling Club. They were children, teens and adults – mostly beginners unacquainted with the rules of the game and the tricky kneeling-sliding motion involved.

Curling craze: Olympic gold prompts the curious to try sport

Curling clubs across the United States have seen a major uptick in interest in the sport in the wake of the U.S. men winning the gold medal at the Winter Olympics. A curling club in Omaha, Nebraska, reports that 1,000 people will participate in its learn-to-curl events this winter and spring. That is more than twice as many as in a normal year. About 20,000 curlers are registered with USA Curling, and that number is sure to grow.