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

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Photo - United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates at the end of an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Val d'Isere, France, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates at the end of an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Val d'Isere, France, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

No. 10 Men's college basketball highlights include highly ranked teams Purdue at Michigan State Saturday, and Duke at North Carolina rivalry Thursday

No. 9 Air Force hockey visits Bentley Friday and Saturday

No. 8 Colorado College hockey plays at North Dakota Friday and Saturday

No. 7 Local college highlights include Denver at Air Force men's lacrosse Saturday

No. 6 Colorado Springs will have its own opening ceremony celebration downtown Friday with Eric Heiden lighting the torch

No. 5 Prep regional wrestling takes place this week before next week's state tourney

No. 4 It's one of the national signing days for prep athletes and colleges of their choice Wednesday

No. 3 Prep highlights include state girls' swimming and diving Thursday to Saturday

No. 2 Air Force men's basketball hosts CSU Tuesday and New Mexico Saturday

No. 1 The Winter Olympics kick off in South Korea with dozens of Colorado athletes participating

Also receiving votes:

  • The Colorado Avalanche host San Jose on Tuesday and then play three road games in four nights starting Thursday
  • The Denver Nuggets host the Hornets Monday and visit James Harden and Houston on Friday
  • Other local college action includes Air Force rifle vs. Navy on Sunday and Colorado College women's and men's hoop twinbills Friday and Sunday
  • The NBA trading deadline is Thursday, will the Denver Nuggets be active?
  • Serena Williams is supposed to make her post-birthing return in the Fed Cup
  • The vote for the U.S. Soccer Federation president is Saturday