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Photos: The Most-Famous Celebrity Fan For Every Major School

Ashley Judd cheering in the crowd for Kentucky.

LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 9: Actress Ashley Judd cheers on the Kentucky Wildcats during a game against the Kansas Jayhawks on January 9, 2005 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kansas defeated Kentucky 65-59. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Here are the most-famous celebrity fans for the biggest schools in the country.

Fandom isn't for the faint of heart. We must go through the ecstasy of victory and the agony of defeat. One great thing about being a fan though, is the communities we create to share our team with. Every fan base has at least one big-time fan that riles up the crowd and gives us a voice on social media.

There's no doubt that some of the glamour programs in college football and college basketball have more celebrity fans than most. USC, UCLA, Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and Ohio State are just a few that boast numerous famous supporters.

Of course, the state schools - or the schools that boast great performing arts schools - have a leg up in this category. That'll be pretty obvious as you read on.

We've gone through and picked out who we believe is the most famous celebrity fan for each major college football/basketball program. We imagine there's going to be some debate - and that's okay.

Keep in mind that we aren't just listing out the most famous person from each school - we're telling you the most famous fan of each school, even if they didn't go to the university.

ACC Atlantic

Clemson - Former NFL head coach Rex Ryan is a huge Clemson supporter - as evidenced by the below photo.

Florida State - With apologies to Mia Khalifa, Burt Reynolds is probably a little more deserving.

Louisville - This one is easy. Jennifer Lawrence, one of the most famous women in the world, supports U of L.

NC State - Zach Galifianakis is a noted NC State fan, even though he attended but did not graduate from the school.

">@galifianakisz you are a trickster pic.twitter.com/S7igNbDelG — Dr↟Kyle Long↟ ॐॐॐPhD (@diamondkrl)

Makes perfect sense to me. @galifianakisz you are a trickster pic.twitter.com/S7igNbDelG

— Dr↟Kyle Long↟ ॐॐॐPhD (@diamondkrl) May 23, 2016

">May 23, 2016

Syracuse - Carmelo Anthony comes to mind, but the answer is Vice President Joe Biden.

">April 12, 2016

Wake Forest - This one was tough - but we went with former basketball player Chris Paul.

">August 29, 2015

Boston College - Elisabeth Hasselbeck, married to Tim, is probably the most well-known of BC fans.

">@ehasselbeck) turns 39 today. pic.twitter.com/X95yND2BCb

— Charles Apple (@charlesapple)

Media birthday: Former talk show host Elisabeth Hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck) turns 39 today. pic.twitter.com/X95yND2BCb

— Charles Apple (@charlesapple) May 28, 2016

">May 28, 2016

ACC CoastalNorth Carolina - He doesn't make it to games that often, but Michael Jordan is definitely the most famous Carolina fan.

">April 5, 2016

Pittsburgh - This was a toss-up between Dan Marino and Larry Fitzgerald. We went with Marino.

Miami - Miami has a ton of famous alums, but it's hard to beat the celebrity status of The Rock.

">@TheRock pic.twitter.com/CHhFxeYdrF — John Fernstrom (@john_fernstrom)

We all know who should be the next Miami Hurricanes coach...@TheRockpic.twitter.com/CHhFxeYdrF

— John Fernstrom (@john_fernstrom) October 26, 2015

">October 26, 2015

Duke - With apologies to Tony Romo, we went with actor Rob Lowe.

">@Duke_FB game:

Never know who you might see at a @Duke_FB game: @RobLowe! & son Matthew (happy birthday Matthew). Photo courtesy Rob pic.twitter.com/6jK5MZ1VFI

— Triangle Downtowner Magazine (@WeLoveDowntown) September 26, 2015

">@RobLowe! & son Matthew (happy birthday Matthew). Photo courtesy Rob pic.twitter.com/6jK5MZ1VFI

— Triangle Downtowner (@WeLoveDowntown)

Never know who you might see at a @Duke_FB game: @RobLowe! & son Matthew (happy birthday Matthew). Photo courtesy Rob pic.twitter.com/6jK5MZ1VFI

— Triangle Downtowner Magazine (@WeLoveDowntown) September 26, 2015

">September 26, 2015

Virginia Tech - This was another tough one with no clear answer. Michael Vick gets the nod.

">June 7, 2016

Virginia - UVA actually has a number of famous fans, like Tina Fey and John Grisham. We went with Katie Couric, though.

">@katiecouric #NowIGetItpic.twitter.com/y7H6bcmF33 — Nicole|Peacock ☀️ (@mariskaxcouric) March 13, 2015

Georgia Tech - Former president Jimmy Carter, who attended G-Tech, is its most famous fan.

">@georgiatech.http://t.co/yAbi06EGWg#stampsscholars

Jimmy Carter talks with Joe Boltri about his time @georgiatech.http://t.co/yAbi06EGWg#stampsscholars@CarterCenterpic.twitter.com/Gw1uEt8OjC

— Stamps Scholars (@stamps_scholars) March 12, 2014

">@CarterCenter pic.twitter.com/Gw1uEt8OjC — Stamps Foundation (@stamps_scholars)

Jimmy Carter talks with Joe Boltri about his time @georgiatech.http://t.co/yAbi06EGWg#stampsscholars@CarterCenterpic.twitter.com/Gw1uEt8OjC

— Stamps Scholars (@stamps_scholars) March 12, 2014

">March 12, 2014

ACC Honorable Mention: Notre Dame - Regis Philbin is a Notre Dame grad and still a huge supporter.

">October 31, 2013

Big 12Oklahoma - With apologies to Jim Ross, we went with movie star Olivia Munn. She's an OU grad.

">February 29, 2016

Oklahoma State - Is it T. Boone Pickens or Garth Brooks? We went with Pickens - the stadium is named after him. 

">May 23, 2016

TCU - This one was hard. Ladainian Tomlinson, one of the best NFL running backs of all-time, gets the nod.

">@tcuroyce and Ladanian Tomlinson #LTpic.twitter.com/jIcxTt4dOi — chad clay (@cepchad)

At Tcu vs WVU last night in suites with @tcuroyce and Ladanian Tomlinson #LTpic.twitter.com/jIcxTt4dOi

— chad clay (@cepchad) October 30, 2015

">October 30, 2015

Baylor - Selena Gomez, who is from Texas, has a dog named Baylor. That's good enough for us.

West Virginia - Brad Paisley seems to support a few different teams, but he's a Mountaineer at heart.

Texas Tech - Pat Green, a country music singer, is probably the Red Raiders' most famous fan.

">September 1, 2015

Texas - This one is Matthew McConaughey, and there's no debate.