Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 6/15

We are midway through the month of June and the weekend is finally here on Friday, June 15. 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

Chris Fatilua, an incoming freshman for the Cal football program, suffered a serious spinal injury according to an announcement from the university on Wednesday night. Fatilua suffered the injury during an undisclosed accident in San Diego, according to a statement from his family that was released through the football program’s official Twitter account.

Taulia Tagovailoa, the younger brother of Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, is enjoying his recruiting journey which has taken him to multiple cities throughout the SEC. On Thursday, it was reported that the four-star quarterback who is currently committed to the Crimson Tide, decided to make a visit to Knoxville to meet with the Tennessee Vols throughout the weekend.


COED Girl of the Day

Meet Maria Komandnaya, one of FOX Sports’ reporters who will be on the scene providing coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


Entertainment News

Father’s Day 2018 is Sunday, June 17, so hopefully, you’re reading this in time to run out and grab something because your dad deserves a little recognition for the work he puts into maintaining his part of the family unit. Here are some last minute gift ideas that won’t break the bank.

With the new Spider-Man animated series coming to Disney, might as well look back at our favorite childhood superhero in his television debuts. Now, being one of the more popular heroes to enter the Marvel Universe, Spidey did have his moments of failure. Yes, Peter Parker did get a few F’s from time to time, but it wasn’t his fault his creators weren’t as skilled as he was behind the camera. Here are our picks from the worst to best Spider-Man animated series.


What’s On Today?

Happy Birthday, @MoSalah! 🎉#EGY#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/0Z0p3MW5qk

— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 15, 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup resumes on Friday with the first triple-header of the tournament… in the opening game of the day, Mo Salah and Egypt begin their World Cup run against a dangerous Uruguay squad led by Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani… In the second of three games, Morocco takes on Iran… To cap off the day, we have one of the marquee matchups of the group stage as Portugal takes the pitch for a high-profile clash with Spain in the Iberian Derby…


Viral Clip of the Day

LMFAOOOOOOOOO this 12 year old is 6’10” playing on 8-foot rims looking like prime Olajuwon pic.twitter.com/po8jp7ejYX

— Holiday Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) June 14, 2018

This 6-foot-10 12-year-old basketball player dominating the competition on 8-foot rims is one of the funniest things you will see all month.


Food of the Day

NEW Colossal Tot at @NCAACWS: ONE-POUND TATER TOT + Poutine, Buffalo & Blue 🧀 Or Chili 🧀 (Cred: @owhnews) pic.twitter.com/98Yv26UcAe

— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) June 14, 2018

If you’re in Omaha for the College World Series this weekend, you are going to be living your best life. Check out these one-pound tater tots that are either covered in cheese curds and gravy, buffalo sauce and blue cheese, or chili and cheese. Just take my money now.