Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 5/8

It’s Turn Up Tuesday, or if you prefer stuffing your face with delicious food, it’s Taco Tuesday, May 8. 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

Garrett Dolan, an All-American linebacker at Houston Baptist, passed away at age 23… Dolan’s teammates and friends took to social media to deliver heartfelt tributes to their friend… An Oregon football recruit was so excited to commit to the Ducks that he chugged raw eggs with head coach Mario Cristobal… This amazing come-from-behind victory over an Olympian from Harvard’s Gabby Thomas is something you have to see to believe… Josh Rosen’s girlfriend, Zana Muno, was part of the UCLA women’s beach volleyball championship team and reportedly played with a torn ACL

Girl of the Day

Entertainment News

Here are the hottest photos from the 2018 Met Gala red carpet… Rihanna especially stood out with her perfectly-themed, Pope-inspired hat… Taylor Swift held a private concert for 20,000 foster kids and somebody is cutting onions… Is this the real father of Kylie Jenner’s baby?… There was a special proposal in the crowd during WWE Monday Night Raw… Nothing can stop Michael Buffer from making his announcement

What’s Happening Today?

The NHL Playoffs are on a 48-hour break, which means the NBA takes center stage on Tuesday night with an elimination doubleheader… In the first of two games, the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets meet in their Western Conference series with Utah needing a win to stay alive… If Houston wins, they are through to the conference finals… The New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors close out the night, with the Warriors one win away from sending the Pelicans home…

Highlight of the Day

Who knew that Ultimate Frisbee could be so exciting?

Food of the Day

If you aren’t going to enjoy a fresh taco on Taco Tuesday, go with the next best thing. Thanks to the Cincinnati Reds, you can enjoy an incredible tortilla bowl filled with pulled pork, mac ‘n cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, and Montgomery Inn barbecue sauce. Tacos and BBQ mixed together? Sign me up!

WATCH: Harvard's Gabby Thomas Makes Amazing Comeback To Win 4×400 Relay