It’s time for the weekend, with Saturday, June 9 kicking things off right. 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 NC State football program will have an updated look in 2018. On Friday morning, the Wolfpack officially unveiled their new uniforms by adidas that feature some slick and modern stripes on the shoulders that will set them apart from their peers. There are three uniform combinations with the first being a traditional red jersey, white pants, and white helmet combo. The second option is a red helmet with red pants and a white jersey, while there is also a unique all-black alternate.
There seems to be plenty of uncertainty about Josh Jackson’s status with the Virginia Tech football program. The starting quarterback’s status first came in question when reports surfaced about an academic issue. Jackson’s father added to the suspicion with a questionable comment about Jackson’s status with the team.
Busted Coverage Girl of the Day
The cast of Quentin Tarantino’s next movie, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” is a star-studded group of actors and actresses that has movie buffs on the edge of their seats. The cast includes Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Burt Reynolds, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, and more.
Former NFL player Wade Davis, who played for the Tennessee Titans and NFL European League before retiring in 2003 due to a leg injury, is now using his experience as a gay athlete in the NFL to advocate for feminism and combat homophobia. “It was moments of heaven and then moments of hell, and those moments could flip-flop from one second to the other. I could be out on the football field at practice making a really beautiful play, and then I’d go watch myself on film and think how gay I look. It was tragic.”
What’s Happening Today?
The NCAA Baseball Tournament Super Regionals continue on Saturday with eight games across the ESPN family of networks… Saturday marks the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York… During this year’s “Test of the Champions,” Justify will attempt to become just the 13th Triple Crown winner in history… UFC 225 will take place at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois featuring a main event clash between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero, while Rafael dos Anjos faces Colby Covington for the interim welterweight title in the co-main event…
Highlight of the Day
Kevin Durant recorded his first-ever triple-double in the NBA Playoffs as he helped the Golden State Warriors sweep the Cleveland Cavaliers to earn yet another NBA Championship. Durant was named NBA Finals MVP.
Food of the Day
Game 4 of the NBA Finals may not have gone as planned for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the fans at Quicken Loans Arena were in for a great culinary treat thanks to these “Championship Sliders” which featured pulled chicken, Korean BBQ sauce, pineapple slaw, pickled ghost peppers, and jicama on a brioche bun.