The weekend is finally here, with Friday, June 22 ringing in the new day. 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
The 2018 NBA Draft took place Thursday, June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The top basketball prospects from around the world will learn where they will be beginning their professional careers, including Slovenian star Luka Doncic and former Arizona Wildcats standout DeAndre Ayton, who hails from The Bahamas. The full results for the 2018 NBA Draft can be seen below.
In what appears to be one of the best marketing moves in college football, the UNLV team will now be offering unlimited concessions to their fans for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Season ticket holders will have the options to add unlimited concessions at all six of the teams home games for $30 or $5 for a single game. When you factor in the $99 it is regularly for season tickets, this is one heck of a deal. On top of this offer for current season ticket holders, for fans who don’t want to buy tickets for the full season, there is also a three-game “Eat All You Can” plan. This includes tickets to games against UTEP, Fresno State, as well as rival UNR, and gives access to unlimited concessions. Tickets for the Eat All You Can plan are available for $79.
COED Girl of the Day
Meet Mirjam Poterbin, a former model and mother of top three NBA Daft pick Luka Dončić, who was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks before being traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
It’s Friday, June 15, which means its time to update your playlist with some of the newest tracks released in the music industry. Each and every week, new songs are released, but it may be hard to keep up with what has been dropped. That’s where we come in, scanning the internet for the newest songs you should be listening to.
Dedrick D. Williams has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of rapper XXXtentacion, whose name is Jahseh Onfroy. XXXtentacion was just 20 years old at the time of his murder. The 22-year-old Williams was taken into custody and booked for first-degree murder. Williams had previous arrests for grand theft auto, cocaine possession, weapons possession, domestic violence and aggravated assault with a firearm.
What’s On Today?
The College World Series resume with a doubleheader on ESPN Friday afternoon… In the first game, Mississippi State and Oregon State square off, while Arkansas and Florida wrap up the day in Omaha… The World Cup also continues as the group stage rolls on with Brazil vs. Costa Rica, Nigeria vs. Iceland, and Serbia vs. Switzerland taking place in Russia…
Highlight of the Day
LaMelo Ball, the younger brother of Lonzo Ball and LiAngelo Ball, shined on Thursday night in his first appearance for his father’s JBA league. Melo provided two of the biggest highlights of the night in Los Angeles.
Food of the Day
Gourdough in Austin, Texas is revolutionizing the sandwich game, putting anything you can imagine between two donut buns.