Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 6/24

It’s Sunday, June 24, which means the weekend is quickly moving into the rear-view mirror. 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

On Thursday, June 21, the 2018 NBA Draft brought uncertainty at the top with Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III being the only known selections prior to the entertaining event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Now, with the draft officially in the books, where we saw 60 of the best young basketball players in the world fulfilled a life-long dream by hearing their name. Who are some of the most talented players whose names were not called by the commissioner? Here’s a rundown of the top five players who went undrafted yesterday in this year’s NBA draft.

Butch Jones doesn’t have an official role on Saban’s coaching staff. He is currently an “intern” in the program but that hasn’t stopped him from appearing at functions. The latest example was Jones’ presence at Saban’s home during a recent visit from a recruit. That’s when he did something we will never be able to unsee.


Busted Coverage Girl of the Day

Morgan Katz may not go to a major university, but the Instagram model has to be a front-runner for your favorite student at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.


Entertainment News

New trailers are rolling in faster than we can watch them! This upcoming cinema season is bound to be packed with action, comedy, and heartfelt drama. Check out the latest batch below and get out your calendar to save the date.


What’s On Today?

There is a break in the College World Series as we await the championship series between the Arkansas Razorbacks and Oregon State Beavers which begins on Monday… The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, meanwhile, continues to roll on with three more games in the group stage: England vs. Panama, Japan vs. Senegal, and Poland vs. Colombia.


Highlight of the Day

*Mike Breen voice*

"Alanna Kennedy from WAY downtown… BANG!" #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/rf9kOWeOAf

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 24, 2018

It may not be the World Cup, but Australian soccer player Alanna Kennedy showed off her skills with an incredible golazo from midfield to lift the Orlando Pride to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Spirit.


Food of the Day

MacDaddy at @PigPenDelicacy: 1/3LB Patty, American 🧀, BBQ Sauce + Candied BACON On Fried Mac N Cheese Buns (Cred: @kenan14) pic.twitter.com/3OBzF28jKY

— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) June 22, 2018

A burger, barbecue sauce, cheese, and candied bacon all on friend mac ‘n cheese “buns”? Just go ahead and take my money right now.