Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 6/29

Wake up, it’s Friday! The weekend is finally upon us and the Fourth of July is just around the corner. 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 Oregon State Beavers are national champions, after capping off a comeback in Game 2 of the 2018 College World Series and clinching the title over the Arkansas Razorbacks in Game 3 in Omaha on Thursday night.

The 2018 college football season provides a lot of intrigue at the quarterback position. After Baker Mayfield, Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson all left for the NFL it left a slight void in talent under center. But what is college football without a little bit of uncertainty? There are plenty of quarterbacks that could have breakout seasons in 2018 and who knows? Maybe this crop is better than we think.

The college football stadium experience is unlike any other live sporting event venue. The crowds are immersed in school spirit, and the atmosphere can’t be replicated anywhere else. From the students to the alumni, to future recruits, and just regular fans, there is something special about a college football atmosphere. Here are the top 10 stadiums in the nation.

COED Girl of the Day

Meet Ilima-Lei Macfarle, the inaugural Bellator MMA women’s flyweight champion. Macfarlane graduated from San Diego State with a master’s degree focused in indigenous studies and hopes to share that knowledge because focusing on indigenous knowledge is “something that’s often overlooked or completely missing from a Western curriculum.”

Entertainment News

Drake has acknowledged the question that everyone wanted an answer to: does he have a secret child? After his feud began with Pusha T earlier in 2018, “The Story of Addidon” claimed Drake had a secret child with former adult film star Sophie Brussaux. Drake had kept quiet about the rumors but finally addressed them on his new album “Scorpion” which dropped on Friday, June 29.

XXXtentacion has posthumously released the official music video for his hit song “SAD!” In a chilling video — which the credits claim was written and directed by XXXTentacion himself — released on Thursday, June 28, XXXtentacion walks into a church to attend his own funeral.

Highlight of the Day

Here is the moment the Oregon State Beavers become national champions.

Food of the Day

If you’re in the mood for some sweets, look no further than these amazing cheese tarts at the Japanese chain BAKE in San Francisco. It is the first U.S. location for the restaurant.

Olympic Gold Medalist Tori Bowie Makes Spotlight on ESPN's 'Body Issue'
Olympic Gold Medalist Tori Bowie Makes Spotlight on ESPN's 'Body Issue'