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Not every black person makes it to college, and among those that do, not everyone graduates. But for the ones who go on to get that important credential, representing for their alma mater can become a big part of their lives. And there’s no better time to rep for your school than during college football and basketball seasons, when it seems like everyone becomes a fan.

But for many black celebrities, every day’s a pep rally in support of their campus of choice. We’ve gathered a list of the most fervent boosters among the throng.

While the folks on our roster didn’t have the best luck with the NCAA tournament, they’re all very proud college graduates can’t tell people enough how much they loved their college or university.


Temple University

If you’ve heard of Bill Cosby, you’ve heard of his alma mater, Temple University. He takes every opportunity to publicize his school and support its sports programs. He’s as familiar to Temple and its students and alumni as its logo. Like Spike Lee and his beloved Knicks, Cosby is a staunch supporter of Temple men’s basketball. You’re likely to see him sporting Temple gear on any occasion where he doesn’t have to be formal. But Cosby and his wife saved their biggest philanthropic efforts for Spelman College, donating a million dollars to the school. Still, we’re sure Temple appreciates the free publicity Cosby generates for them.

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