Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 4/17

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It’s Turn Up Tuesday, April 17. 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

Could Saquon Barkley be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft?… Georgia’s Rodrigo Blankenship, the spectacle wearing kicker, released a rap song on Soundcloud… There are conflicting reports about Rick Pitino’s interest in the Siena basketball job… If you are 400 pounds, you probably shouldn’t jump in a foam pit, as this BYU football player found out… Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa shared a photo of his injured throwing hand… The SEC reportedly stopped Hugh Freeze from getting a job


Girl of the Day

Baker Mayfield is winning on and off the field, with Emily Wilkinson ready to join him on his NFL journey.


Entertainment News

Following an epic Coachella performance, Beyonce announced her Homecoming Scholars Award Program through her BeyGOOD initiative. The new scholarship program will benefit four HBCU’s, Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman…. Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson sent the internet into a frenzy with the name of their newborn child… Leonardo DiCaprio continues to win at life with his new girlfriend… Here is everything you need to know about the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival… This is not how you want to perform the national anthem…


What’s Happening Today?

The NHL and NBA Playoffs continue on Tuesday night, with three games on the hardwood and three games on the ice… The CBS Sports Network will be airing two NFL Draft specials, “Boom, Bust or Blah” and “Diamonds in the Rough” beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET… Leg 1 of the CONCACAF Champions League takes place between Toronto FC and Chivas de Guadalajara on Univision Deportes at 8:30 p.m. ET… Champions League and La Liga return to action on Tuesday afternoon…


Highlight of the Day


Food of the Day

Restaurants are getting a little too risky these days.

CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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