Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 6/12

Turn up, everyone! It’s Tuesday, June 12. 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

LeBron James is flexing his muscles off the basketball court and serving as an executive producer for an upcoming HBO Sports documentary titled “Student Athlete.” The documentary will highlight the exploitation of student-athletes in amateur athletics and “how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families.”

The 2018-19 college football bowl season already boasts a schedule of 35 games. That leads to what some consider to be a watered-down product during the postseason, with some teams reaching a bowl without even posting a winning record. Well, things could be getting even more oversaturated moving forward.


Busted Coverage Girl of the Day

Today’s Girl of the Day is April Roby, a student at Division II Northeastern State. Roby is a NPC Bikini Competitor and lover of all things fitness.


Entertainment News

iHOP announced what all of the hoopla surrounding its rebranding to IHOb on Monday morning. As it turns out, the place everyone loves for their pancakes is trying to become a burger joint and has changed its name to the “International House of Burgers.” Good luck getting that one to stick.

The 2017-18 NBA season is in the books. It came to an anticlimactic end with the Golden State Warriors sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers for their second consecutive championship, but thanks to Bad Lip Reading we can spice up the highlights from the year that was. Each and every year, whether it be in the NFL or NBA, Bad Lip Reading recaps the season in a way that only they can. This year may have been one of their best to date.


What’s Happening Today?

California, here we come! ☀️

The #USWNT will host Chile in our final pre-World Cup Qualifying tuneups. Details » https://t.co/2JrfDMP9S6 pic.twitter.com/n9oFJfEvqt

— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) June 11, 2018

The United States women’s national team takes the pitch on Tuesday night against China at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. The game will air live on ESPN2… WWE SmackDown returns live from Memphis for the final show ahead of this weekend’s Money in the Bank event… The United States and Mexico square off at IMG Soccer Stadium in Bradenton, Florida for the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship.


Viral Clip of the Day

HE STOLE HOME PLATE. #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/ggvEYT2WIH

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 12, 2018

When it’s all on the line, sometimes you have to be willing to take a risk. Check out this incredible play by the Florida Gators to steal home in the bottom of the fourth by junior Blake Reese.


Food of the Day

NEW Buffalo Chicken Chips at @Brewers: Marinated Chicken, Buffalo Sauce + Blue 🧀 Sauce (Cred: @tmj4) pic.twitter.com/EzExXSAUt9

— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) April 6, 2018

The Milwaukee Bucks have hit a home run! This may be one of the greatest concoctions of the MLB season we have seen to date, with some buffalo chicken nachos topped in blue cheese sauce.