Wake up, it’s Wednesday, June 20. 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
With the 2018 NBA Draft fast approaching, it is time to get to know one of the names at the top of the prospect list that many still don’t recognize. Regarded as one of the most complete international prospects in recent history, Real Madrid guard and reigning Euroleague MVP Luka Doncic is projected to be one of the top picks in this week’s draft.
LiAngelo Ball is currently preparing for this week’s NBA Draft. The former UCLA basketball player has faced a long road to get to this point, with a shoplifting incident prematurely ending his time in Los Angeles and ultimately forcing him to head overseas to Lithuania to resume his career before attempting to make it in the NBA.
But while LiAngelo would like to put the past behind him, Foot Locker is doing its best to poke fun at the incident.
Busted Coverage Girl of the Day
Meet Emma Furr, a student at the University of Colorado. The budding social media star is closing in on 10,000 followers, so be sure to hit follow on Instagram.
‘Last Chance U,’ the Netflix hit show that follows around college football players who are looking to make the move from community college back to Division I, is set to return to Netflix later this summer for the third season. Season 3 will drop on July 20 and feature a new school.
Rapper XXXtentacion was shot and killed at age 20 in Miami, Florida on Monday, June 18. The controversial rapper had a long list of disturbing domestic violence incidents and legal issues. Despite the laundry list of bad deeds, XXXtentacion had a strong following and immediately following his death a video from Instagram began to surface.
In the video, XXXtentacion can be seen foreshadowing his own death and explaining what he hopes that his legacy will be.
What’s On Today?
The 2018 College World Series resumes with two games, including one elimination game in the double-elimination round of the tournament… In the first game, Arkansas and Texas Tech battle it out in a game that was postponed from Tuesday… In the second game of the day, Oregon State and North Carolina go head-to-head in an elimination game as they look to keep their postseason hopes alive.
The World Cup also rolls on, with three games on the schedule — Portugal vs. Morocco, Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, and Iran vs. Spain.
Viral Clip of the Day
Enjoy Jimmy Butler doing whatever this is that Jimmy Butler is doing to pass some time during the offseason.
Food of the Day
Sometimes foods at your state or county fair can get a little out of hand. This is a perfect example with a deep-fried chicken strip placed inside of an ice cream sandwich that is topped with cereal… but consider me intrigued.