Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 4/12

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Happy Thirsty Thursday, Throwback Thursday or whatever alliterative phrase you choose to use, it’s Thursday, April 12. 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

Who are the biggest NFL Draft busts in history?… The Northwestern football program unveiled a beautiful beachfront facility… The Michigan Wolverines canceled their Spring Game due to weather concerns and it will not be rescheduled… Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy donated $35,000 to improve school security in the Stillwater School District… Purdue basketball star Isaac Haas is facing a $1 million lawsuit for allegedly lying about having an STD and infecting a sexual partner… The Shae Patterson waiver saga continues… A local Taco Bell tried recruiting five-star prospect Romeo Langford to Indiana…


Girl of the Day

Meet Muni He, a sophomore member of the USC Trojans golf team who enrolled early as a freshman and immediately challenged for a starting spot. He was born in Chengdu, China before moving to San Diego where she attended Torrey Pines High. As an amateur, He, who majors in communication, competed in the 2016 Reignwood LPGA Classic, 2016 Hyundai China Ladies Open and 2016 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.


Entertainment News

Mariah Carey became the latest celebrity to speak out in an attempt to destigmatize mental health, opening up about living with bipolar disorder… The internet had a field day with Tristan Thompson memes after videos surfaced appearing to show him cheat on a pregnant Khloe Kardashian… What is The Rock’s best movie? Here’s a ranking of his best films… The Rock was a special guest host on HQ Trivia Wednesday, giving out the trivia app’s biggest prize of $300,000… John Mulaney will host SNL on April 14, with musical guest Jack White…


What’s Happening Today?

The 2018 NHL Playoffs kick into full swing on Thursday night, with a busy five-game slate on the NHL Network, USA, and the NBC Sports Network… Here is what to expect from the Eastern Conference when the NBA Playoffs tip-off this weekend… The Big 3 Player Draft will be held on FOX Sports 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET… The UEFA Europa League quarterfinals resume on FOX Sports 1 with CSKA Moskva vs. Arsenal and Marseille vs. Red Bull Leipzig… The WNBA Draft takes place on ESPN2 beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET…


Highlight of the Day

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby started off the 2018 NHL Playoffs with an incredible goal, slapping the puck out of midair and finding the back of the net. It was one of three goals for Crosby on the night, as his hat trick helped the Penguins to a 7-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1.


Food of the Day

Spicy chicken sandwich at @RainiersLand — tasty and actually has a bit of heat. (cc: @KariVanHorn) pic.twitter.com/fXbiKtEOJv

— Brittney Bollay (@BrittneyBush) April 10, 2018

The Tacoma Rainiers, a Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, offer this incredible spicy chicken sandwich. The fried chicken patty is slathered in buffalo sauce, topped with lettuce and placed on a jalapeno and cheese bagel. That’s a spicy chicken sandwich done right.