Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 5/31

It is Throwback Thursday! It’s time to take a look at the headlines on Thursday, May 31. 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

"It’s a testament to the spirit of sportsmanship." — Yale rowing coach Will Porter

Subtropical Storm Alberto could have sidelined Yale at the #NCAArowing championships if not for the efforts of fellow DI crews: https://t.co/7dRY4g7J9E pic.twitter.com/u6hUNjLM6k

— NCAA (@NCAA) May 30, 2018

Mother Nature nearly ended Yale’s chance at a national championship, but the team rowed on… Conference USA has come up with a unique way to get all of the teams in their conference involved in competing for the conference championship year in and year out…

Strength of schedule plays a large part in which college football programs can find themselves playing in prominent bowl games each and every season. While having a tough schedule can prove to be rough during the early weeks of the season, it can often pay off when the action heats up down the home stretch of the season. Here are the toughest schedules in college football this season…


COED Girl of the Day

Meet Sophie Brusaux, the alleged woman behind Drake’s secret child.


Entertainment News

Ariana Grande is having an important conversation with her fans about anxiety. “The thing that makes me feel OK with opening up and finally allowing myself to be vulnerable is that I know [my fans] feel the same feelings,” she says. “I’ve talked to them about it.”

A gaming company was forced to delete their idea of “Active Shooter,” a video game that allowed people to play the role of a school shooter. It was an obviously terrible idea from the start, but now the company has put an end to the release.


What’s Happening Today?

The #NBAFinals begin tonight in The Bay!

PREVIEW: https://t.co/yiboRyHEEp
#WhateverItTakes pic.twitter.com/F0096Ax2vF

— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) May 31, 2018

The NBA FInals begin on Thursday night, with Game 1 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors… The NCAA Women’s College World Series also kicks off, with four games taking place across the ESPN family of networks… In other sports, the U.S. Women’s Open, The Memorial Tournament, and the Italian Open also take place in golf and tennis…


Viral Clip of the Day

No other alternate pronunciations? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/h9BxS60mmf

— ESPN (@espn) May 30, 2018

Who is ready for the National Spelling Bee?


Food of the Day

Meatballs With Aged Cheddar by @GuinnessUS pic.twitter.com/gWD0GLabI4

— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) March 15, 2018

This may be the best fusion food ever. Meatballs plus extra cheese? Sign me up.