Celebrity College Sports Fans

See which celebrities love their college sports.

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Adam Jaizari

It’s no secret that there are plenty of celebrity sports fans out there. Much has been made of Ben Affleck’s love of the Red Sox and Spike Lee’s devotion to the Knicks. But what about the celebrity sports fans who love the NCAA?

The luminaries of the entertainment industry love college sports just as much as we do.

As you might expect, the luminaries of the entertainment industry love college sports just as much as we do. These celebrity sports fans are just a few of the many musicians, actors, and entertainers who can’t get enough college sports.

Snoop Dogg: University of Southern California

Whether you call him Snoop Dogg or Snoop Lion, his college allegiance remains steadfast. Snoop Dogg is still a die-hard Trojans fan, and can often be seen at the university’s football games. In fact, during the 2005 season, Snoop occasionally hung out on the sidelines. How many celebrity sports fans can boast that?

David Letterman: Ball State University

It’s a long way from Indiana to New York, but David Letterman hasn’t forgotten his roots. Like all good celebrity sports fans, this Ball State University alum is always cheering on his alma mater; he even name-drops the Cardinals on his show from time to time.

Matthew McConaughey: University of Texas

As his famous drawl suggests, Matthew McConaughey is a born-and-raised Texan. And like all citizens of the Lone Star State, he loves his college football. McConaughey still attends games at his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin. Few celebrity football fans are as charming as this Longhorn.

Ashley Judd: University of Kentucky, Lexington

As an active film star and tireless political activist, Ashley Judd certainly keeps busy. However, in her downtime, she loves to cheer on the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Though born in California, Judd is clearly a Kentuckian at heart, and no doubt one of the biggest celebrity basketball fans.

Kenny Chesney: University of Tennessee

No surprises here, given the country superstar’s ties to Knoxville. Kenny Chesney is a huge Volunteers fan. He even wrote a song called “Touchdown Tennessee” about John Ward, a famous UT football announcer.

Sources: Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, ESPN, CBS News


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