Down in the dumps after your bracket went up in smoke? I’m not a licensed physician, but I’ve got just what you need to boost your morale: college cheerleaders. There’s no better way to put some pep in your step than by gawking at beautiful and athletic young ladies. You’ll be feeling good as new faster than you can say, “Send it in, Jerome!!!”
With the 2017 NCAA Tournament down to the Sweet Sixteen, it made perfect sense to compile galleries of the cheerleaders representing the schools that are still dancing. While there’s been plenty of upsets in this year’s tournament, none of these cheerleading squads are Cinderella stories. All of these schools boast cheerleaders that are talented, spirited, and absolutely stunning, making them worthy of 1-seeds when it comes to firing up crowds and making guys’ hearts flutter.
But enough of me rambling, it’s time for the main event. Get familiar with the cheerleading squads of the Sweet Sixteen by taking a look at their hottest photos. For the full experience, make sure to cue up “One Shining Moment” while scrolling through the galleries.
Regional Semifinals (Sweet 16) Thursday, March 23
(3) Oregon vs. (7) Michigan at 7:09 P.M. ET on CBS
(1) Gonzaga vs. (4) West Virginia at 7:39 P.M. ET on TBS
(1) Kansas vs. (4) Purdue at 9:39 P.M. ET on CBS
(2) Arizona vs. (11) Xavier at 10:09 P.M. ET on TBS
Regional Semifinals (Sweet 16) Friday, March 24
(1) North Carolina vs. (4) Butler at 7:09 P.M. ET on CBS
(3) Baylor vs. (7) South Carolina at 7:29 P.M. ET on TBS
(2) Kentucky vs. (3) UCLA at 9:30 P.M. ET on CBS
(4) Florida vs. (8) Wisconsin at 10:09 P.M. ET on TBS