The Badgers had the support of some Wisconsin royalty during Thursday’s Sweet 16 victory over North Carolina.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and girlfriend Olivia Munn were on hand to watch the No. 1 seed Badgers take down the Tar Heels 79-72 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The not-unattractive couple celebrated Wisconsin’s advance to the Elite Eight with some seats that, unsurprisingly, weren’t too shabby.
While Rodgers might have gone to Cal, he’s been rooting for his current hometown team for years now. The quarterback has even grown close to some of the players and coaches, including forward Sam Dekker, who gave him a nice shoutout for all the support after the game.
?He was talking to me this morning, saying he wants a good show,? Dekker said in a postgame interview with TBS, per Yahoo! Sports. ?He?s been so supportive all year. He?s really behind our backs and reaching out to me if I?m playing well or not playing well and just staying behind me as a good friend. When you have the MVP of the NFL doing that for you, it?s pretty cool.?
The Wisconsin love has clearly spread to Munn too, as she appeared to have a great time watching the big game.