Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 6/14

It’s Throwback Thursday, June 14, but we are all looking ahead to the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 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

Check out the best plays in college sports this past week! #NCAATop10 pic.twitter.com/e8ObEKklgK

— NCAA (@NCAA) June 13, 2018

A look back at the top 10 plays in the NCAA from the previous week can be seen in the video above.

Jordan McNair, a redshirt freshman for the Maryland football program, passed away on Wednesday at age 19. The offensive lineman’s death comes two weeks after he was hospitalized following a team workout. The Maryland athletic department confirmed the news of his passing. The current information on McNair’s cause of death can be seen below.

Lexington Police reportedly found over $95,000 in cash and drugs when they arrested former Kentucky football player Marcus Walker back in March. After finding a relatively small amount on Walker’s person at the time of the arrest, most of the money was later found at Walker’s residence, where they also found more than 50 grams of cocaine and five pounds of marijuana.


COED Girl of the Day

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Merengue mañanero! / Morning Merengue! Shak

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We have all heard of Shakira, but who are the hottest WAGs of the 2018 FIFA World Cup? We have you covered on the best beauties that will be in the stands representing countries from Russia to Brazil to Spain.


Entertainment News

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 kicked off its event on June 12 with a wide assortment of impressive new video games and products for the public to browse. The video game trailers were especially exciting. Here are the top 20 best video game teasers from the convention.

Are you a fan of Disney movies? From Aladdin to The Lion King to Frozen 2, Disney has a loaded lineup of sequals and reboots that are set to hit theaters in 2019. Are we ready for The Lion King with Donald Glover and Beyonce yet?


What’s On Today?

The time is finally here. Kickoff off today’s festivities in Russia is the 2018 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia — the venue that hosts the opening game of the tournament — which features a performance from pop music star Robbie Williams… The first game of the 2018 World Cup features host nation Russia against Saudi Arabia in Group A play…


Highlight of the Day

The best of the best.

Don't you just love college baseball?#SCtop10 ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/i0u5nx84KU

— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 13, 2018

Ahead of the start of the College World Series this weekend, relive the best moments from the past season with the top 10 best plays of the college baseball season.


Food of the Day

This place makes avocado fries 🥑 🍟 pic.twitter.com/f1dITlNzQ5

— FOOD INSIDER (@InsiderFood) June 14, 2018

Everyone loves french fries. But with the summer here and people beginning to worry about their beach bods, there has to be a healthier option out there right? Enter the avocado fries from Avocado Appetit in New York City which serves avocado everything.