From former athletes to proud graduates to bandwagoners, let's run down the stars cheering for each Final Four team during the 2014 tournament.
FloridaFlorida is an athletic powerhouse in both basketball and football, which means there are dozens of proud Gator alums currently starring in the pros, and also Tim Tebow. Of course, supporting her school comes naturally to Erin Andrews, a former Gators Dazzlers dancer. (And watch the NSF language, Joakim!)
UConn and The Gators here in North Texas next weekend. Go Gators, let's do this!!!!— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) March 30, 2014
Congrats!! Enjoy Seniors!! Well deserved...#GatorNation— Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) March 30, 2014
Nothing better then that plane ride back to gville. Good shit gators! One more weekend to win a couple games.— Joakim Noah (@JoakimNoah) March 30, 2014
ConnecticutDespite graduating a plethora of stars – Moby! Judy Collins! Meg Ryan! – the University of Connecticut hasn't enjoyed the same groundswell of celebrity support as its rivals. Have UConn fans been spoiled by the team's years of March Madness success? Greta Van Susteren couldn't even marshal up any punctuation.
Congrats to U Conn— Greta Van Susteren (@gretawire) March 30, 2014
Huskies to the final four!!!!! #HuskyNation— Matt Barnes (@mattbarnesRHP) March 30, 2014
WisconsinThe list of Wisconsin alums making waves in the entertainment industry is fairly small, but the Badgers have been lucky to earn the support of one local celebrity, who's eagerly thrown off his Berkeley associations to wrap himself in red and white.
My dad was class of 1950 after 3 years in Navy for WW2 .. #onwisconsin— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) March 30, 2014
KentuckyBut if Florida, Connecticut and Wisconsin each have their own individual constellations of stars supporting them, Kentucky has an entire galaxy. You wouldn't think Lexington, Ky., had all that much in common with Hollywood, but coach John Calipari's take-no-prisoners approach has proved appealing even to celebrities who grew up in other countries. (We're looking at you, Drake.) And then there are the alumni, led by one very passionate Wildcats fan whose Twitter account makes no secret of her affection for her alma mater.
How we feel about Harrison's cold blooded 3 with 2.3 seconds left; after the same 3 vs UoL with 30 seconds to go! pic.twitter.com/5sKh0fYTCC— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 31, 2014
BIG BLUE.— Drizzy (@Drake) March 31, 2014
These guys are freshmen? What a remarkable team! A great win!!!! #GoBigBlue— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) March 30, 2014
Both Final Four games will take place Saturday, April 5.