The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

Dr. Jaret Riddick is the newest director for the Army Research Laboratory's Vehicle Technology Directorate. Riddick and his team research technologies for future soldiers. The lab focuses on vehicle autonomy, engines and fuel efficiency, future vehicle designs, and logistics. (ARMY PHOTO)

No. 10 Local college highlights include a big week of baseball, lacrosse and softball between Air Force, UCCS and Colorado College

No. 9 Air Force football has its spring scrimmage on Saturday at Falcon Stadium

No. 8 The new NFL year starts Wednesday when trades and free agency can go through

No. 7 Prep spring highlights include Saturday's Harrison track and field invitational

No. 6 The Denver Nuggets host Detroit on Thursday between visits to the Lakers and Grizzlies

No. 5 The Colorado Avalanche hosts Nashville Friday and Detroit Sunday after visiting the Wild and Blues

No. 4 The women's NCAA basketball tourney starts with the full field on Friday

No. 3 Air Force and Colorado College will be in their league hockey semifinals if they advance through this weekend

No. 2 The Colorado Springs Switchbacks have their home opener Saturday night vs. the L.A. Galaxy II

No. 1 The men's NCAA basketball tourney begins with play-in games Tuesday and Wednesday and the full onslaught starting Thursday

Also receiving votes:

NASCAR's top teams visit Fontana, Calif., for Sunday's Auto Club 400

The Paralympic Winter Games go through Sunday in South Korea

Other prep highlights include girls' tennis with Lewis-Palmer at Cheyenne Mountain Tuesday and Discovery Canyon at Air Academy on Thursday

The Colorado Rockies continue exhibition games and practice as the season gets closer

The Colorado Rapids have an off week

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