Ashley Judd is such a huge Kentucky basketball fan that she once wrote an essay of nearly 2,000 words to articulate her fervor. One example of her dedication was during her run on Broadway in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof:

But, while I treasured my opportunity on that stage, interpreting one of the greatest roles of all time, I deeply lamented that it prevented me from attending any and all games played by my beloved University of Kentucky Wildcats. That is why in February, when during about my 150th performance I severely injured my left foot, the first thought I had after, "OUCH!" was, "Lord, I can probably catch the rest of the games."

Here are some others who bring some star power to their school's cheering section:

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