At Sweet 16, star power was in stands, not on court
Star power out at Sweet 16 Thursday night with Tim Tebow, Aaron Rodgers, Richard Sherman and Condoleezza Rice taking selfies with fans, coaches and players.
On Thursday night, the biggest stars weren't playing in the games.
Isn't the one-and-done rule supposed to be killing college basketball? Well, whatever the sport lacks in star power on the court, it more than makes up for it in the stands.
Take Thursday night's Sweet 16 games. Despite the fact that the round's marquee match (Kentucky vs. Louisville) is Friday night, check out who showed up Memphis and Anaheim.
Dayton vs. Stanford
Seattle Seahawks cornerback, Super Bowl champion and NFL smack-talk king Richard Sherman got things going in Memphis by taking in the game between his Cardinal (he is a Stanford alum) and the Flyers, and he brought some heavy hitters with him.
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That's Stanford coach David Shaw to the right. And yeah, that's former U.S. Secretary of State and current Stanford professor Condoleezza Rice. And Sherman and Rice were in quite the jovial mood, apparently, taking this selfie which quickly took off on the web.