Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 4/11

Happy Hump Day, it’s Wednesday, April 11, 2018. College life can be busy, so at times it can be tough to keep up with the daily news cycle. That’s why we bring you Campus Connect, where you can catch the latest news in college sports and entertainment to keep on top of the buzz that everyone on campus will be talking about.

What happened last night? What events are coming up today? We have you covered with all of that and more.

Let’s dive right in.


College Sports News

The top college football players will be learning where they will be kicking off their NFL careers at the draft in just over two weeks, and here are the hats they will receive when they are selected… The Alabama football team visited the White House on Tuesday to celebrate their latest national championship win… Sister Jean returned to the spotlight, this time throwing out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game… Villanova star Mikal Bridges announced he will be declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft… UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen relived a hilarious dorm room hot tub incident that took place during his early days on campus… Here are the latest NCAA baseball rankings… Wisconsin has canceled its Spring Game due to weather concerns and it will not be rescheduled…

Girl of the Day

Taylor Agost first burst onto the scene last year when singing the national anthem at University of Phoenix Stadium ahead of the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. Now a senior, the middle blocker has had a decorated career as an honorable mention All-Pac 21 honoree. She’s also a standout in the classroom, earning all-academic honors.

Entertainment News

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Los Angeles Rams star Todd Gurley stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to film a hilarious segment that aired on Tuesday night… Comic books continue to thrive in the United States, so here are 10 DC babes every comic book fan needs to know…  Nicki Minaj announced she will be dropping two new songs this week… Tristan Thompson has found himself in hot water after he was caught getting cozy with a woman who was not Khloe Kardashian… A “Lost in Space” reboot is set to premiere on Netflix… The New Day is at it again with this all-encapsulating interview… This Jeopardy fail will break your heart

What’s Happening Today?

The first round of the 2018 NHL Playoffs begin on Wednesday night with the Wild vs. Jets, Flyers vs. Penguins and Kings vs. Golden Knights dropping the puck for Game 1… Here is a complete schedule for the first round… NHL Playoffs are always one of the most exciting offseasons in sports, so here are the must-see storylines… There is also a full slate of NBA action… Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to continue testifying in front of Congress this afternoon … A special titled “Super Nova” will be airing on FOX Sports 1 at 9:30 p.m. ET. The special will detail the Villanova basketball team’s championship run in the 2018 NCAA Tournament… UEFA Champions League resumes on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2, with Real Madrid vs. Juventus and Bayern Munich vs. Sevilla facing off to see who will advance to the semifinals…

Viral Clip of the Day

Chris Paul was having a field day against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, rendering defenders helpless as he easily slid through the defense by nutmegging his man and finding his way to the hoop. The Rockets won the game, 105-99.

Food of the Day

NEW Brisket and Cheddar Stuffed Cornbread Muffins at @Tigers: Smoked Brisket, Cheddar 🧀 + Jalapeño Peppers (Photo: @ryangarzafreep) pic.twitter.com/xYQDwZNTeU

— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) April 6, 2018

Brisket and Cheddar Stuffed Cornbread Muffins from the Detroit Tigers: Smoked Brisket, Cheddar Cheese and Jalapeño Peppers. You can never go wrong with that combination.