Darius Rucker takes his seat at the South Carolina-Gonzaga game at the NCAA men's Final Four in Glendal, Ariz., on April 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Barry Bedlan)
South Carolina alumnus Darius Rucker, a country singer best known when he fronted the rock band Hootie & The Blowfish, was busy trying to accommodate countless selfie requests after he arrived at the Gamecocks' Final Four game against Gonzaga.
He was doing it all while juggling a tray of nachos and trying to find his seat, which can be hard to do when everyone recognizes you.
Regardless of how the Gamecocks do in the Final Four, Rucker has promised to perform a free concert on Wednesday night at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C., home of the university's main campus.
The concert, which will also feature opener Patrick Davis, also a USC alumnus, was announced in August when Rucker tweeted that if the school's football team won at least six games during the 2016 season that he'd perform a free concert this spring. The football team sealed the deal with a win on Nov. 19 against Western Carolina.
Rucker is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who co-founded Hootie and the Blowfish in the 1990s with other students at the University of South Carolina. He was He was the first African-American to win the Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year award and, in 2016. Rucker holds an honorary degree in music from the university.