Bill Murray is likely to show up at March Madness again, this time at UConn Huskies games. But why is the legendary actor at the NCAA Tournament?
While most fans associate iconic comedian and actor Bill Murray with golf and his annual appearances at Pro-Am events on the PGA Tour, he’s also no stranger to March Madness. For years, he’s popped up at college basketball games seemingly randomly, but particularly when the NCAA Tournament starts.
But why? Murray didn’t play college basketball in his younger days, he’s not really been associated with the sport outside of a show-stealing performance (both on screen and on the hardwood) in Space Jam, and it just doesn’t seem to fit.
So if he’s in the crowd for UConn Huskies games in March Madness for the 2023 Big Dance, you’re probably asking why he’s there. Lucky for you, we have the answer.
Why is Bill Murray at March Madness for UConn games?
It’s a pretty simple and sweet reason as to why we’re seeing Bill Murray be part of March Madness, specifically at UConn games. His son, Luke Murray, is an assistant coach on the Huskies staff under head coach Dan Hurley.
We previously saw the actor at a lot of Xavier games in the NCAA Tournament when the Musketeers were dancing because that’s where Luke was previously coaching. He then made a brief stop at Louisville after changes at Xavier on the coaching staff, a similar reason as to why he left the Cardinals however.
Luke Murray has been moving up the coaching ranks, though, and Bill Murray has been there to watch the big moments at UConn. He has a good chance of seeing a lot of success this year as the Huskies enter March Madness as a No. 4 seed in the tournament.