Today is a slow news day for the Vikings. Today is also the beginning of the NCAA Tournament. But instead of ignoring my job this morning and focusing only on the basketball tournament, I thought I’d come up with a blog entry related to both the Vikings and the tournament so that I could ignore my job this afternoon and focus only on the basketball tournament.
So here it goes.
There are 24 players on the Vikings roster who played college football for schools that will participate in this year’s tournament. Those 24 players represent 18 different institutions, with Maryland and Texas being the schools with the most players (3 each).
There are no players on the roster who represent a #1 seed but 7 players who will be paying close attention to #2 seeds. TE Visanthe Shiancoe represents the lowest-seeded school – Morgan State University, seeded 15th in the East bracket.
There are 3 matchups between players on the Vikings roster. They are:
– Tennessee (Anthony Herrera) vs. San Diego State (Heath Farwell)
— West Virginia (Darius Reynaud) vs. Morgan State (Shiancoe)
— New Mexico (DeAndre Wright) vs. Montana (Colt Anderson)
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