Just hours before the news broke of Northwestern University’s first-ever foray into NCAA Championship tournament play, “Late Show” host and NU alum Stephen Colbert issued his excitement over the team’s season and hugely anticipated announcement, as only Colbert can. CBS Sports played the video during halftime of the Wisconsin-Michigan game:

Watch the video here.

Another NU famous alum, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus,  whose son Charlie Hall (with fellow NU alum and “SNL” alum Brad Hall) plays for NU, tweeted her excitement as well: