Happy Memorial Day, everyone! It’s Monday, May 28, and a time to remember all of those who have lost their lives sacrificing for this great country. 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 2018 Women’s College World Series field is set, with eight teams punching their tickets to Oklahoma City over Memorial Day Weekend… The Nebraska basketball program received some big news over the weekend with star forward Isaac Copeland announcing he will return for his senior season… This MLB prospect made an incredible catch and held onto the ball despite flipping over the wall… The James Madison women’s lacrosse team beat Boston College to claim the program’s first-ever national championship…
Girl of the Day
Marina Gray is the reigning Miss Maine USA 2018 and a real national hero. The 23-year-old Mount Desert Island native is a military leader who earned Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year at her unit. She was a top 10 finisher in the 2018 Miss USA pageant.
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, who served in the United States military, shared the meaning of Memorial Day in a special feature for ESPN’s SportsCenter… If you missed out on episode 6 of “Westworld” season 2 on Sunday night, here is the full recap… Here are 20 Memorial Day captions that will take your Instagram posts to the next level… It’s also National Burger Day, so be sure to fire up these memes… Below are the best food deals, drink sales, and discounts on Memorial Day…
What’s Happening Today?
After an epic Game 7 in the Eastern Conference, the Western Conference takes center stage with the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets battling it out to determine who will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals… In the NHL, the Stanley Cup FInal gets underway with Game 1 between the Washington Capitals and Las Vegas Golden Knights… The Duke and Yale men’s lacrosse teams face off for the national championship on Monday afternoon…
Viral Clip of the Day
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers may have advanced to the NBA Finals, but Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum showed he is fearless and the future of the NBA by putting LeBron on a poster.
Food of the Day
If you’ve ever traveled to Nashville, you know the beauty that is “Nashville Hot Chicken.” Well, for people in Chicago, you can now taste the delicious food thanks to Levy Restaurants and their Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders at White Sox games.