It’s Hump Day! We are one day away from the World Cup and three days away from the College World Series, so let’s have some fun. 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
Bronny James may just have tipped off his father’s free agency decision. According to NBA legend Gary Payton, LeBron James’ son has “committed” to enroll at Sierra Canyon (CA) School in Los Angeles next year. With the Los Angeles Lakers viewed as the favorite to land James during NBA free agency, this is something that certainly raises some eyebrows. At Sierra Canyon, LeBron Jr. would be joining a star-studded lineup including Scottie Pippen Jr. and Kenyon Martin Jr.
The field is set for the 2018 College World Series. Following the conclusion of the Super Regionals on Monday night, the eight teams that have punched their tickets to Omaha are now ready to hit the road. The eight teams making the trip are the Arkansas Razorbacks, Florida Gators, Mississippi State Rebels, North Carolina Tar Heels, Oregon State Beavers, Texas Longhorns, Texas Tech Red Raiders, and Washington Huskies. Below is the full schedule for the tournament.
COED Girl of the Day
Meet Anastasia Tarasova, former Miss Russia 2014 and wife of Russian soccer star Dmitri Tarasov. With Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup, we can expect to see a lot of miss Tarasova in the coming weeks.
Donald Trump had a historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Desus and Mero give their take on the wild situation as only they can…
With World Cup 2018 right around the corner, we’re reminded how much we love international competition.
The world loves it, and you know what else they love? Wrestling. Wrestling is an international business. People from all over the world know and love wit. Some countries have a deep tradition and a long-standing promotion like Japan’s New Japan Pro Wrestling. With technology making the world a smaller place it seems more than ever the ranks of WWE Superstars and becoming more multicultural.
Viral Clip of the Day
Former NFL star Greg Hardy made his successful professional mixed martial arts debut on Tuesday night at Dana White’s Contender Series 9, scoring a knockout in under a minute. As a result, he received a developmental contract with the UFC.
Food of the Day
Bandits Southwestern Fiesta Burger at @QCRiverBandits: 1/2lb. Patty, Mozzarella 🧀, Pepper Jack 🧀, Cheddar 🧀, Southwestern Baja Sauce, @BushsBeans Fiesta Medley Beans, Avocado, Tomato, Cilantro + BACON In Quesadilla (Cred: @MiLB) pic.twitter.com/RaDQEVXcmy
— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) June 12, 2018
Minor League baseball teams have some of the most entertaining and unique uniforms in the sports world. They also have some of the most innovative food as evidenced by this Southwestern Fiesta Burger from the QC River Bandits, the Class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, which includes a half-pound burger patty, mozzarella, pepperjack cheese, cheddar cheese, southwestern baja sauce, fiesta medley beans, avocado, tomato, cilantro, and bacon quesadilla.