It’s Sunday, July 8, and it’s almost time to start another work week! 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
Tyler Honeycutt, a former UCLA basketball star, died on Saturday morning at the age of 27. Honeycutt, who played in the NBA and overseas after starring for the Bruins, was found dead in a Sherman Oaks home after a shootout with police officers, according to ABC 7.
Lamar Jackson is one of the most electrifying college football players we have ever seen. Throughout his career with the Louisville Cardinals, Jackson was constantly torching defenders and picking up every major college football award, including the Heisman Trophy And now, the first-round NFL Draft pick is adding another piece of hardware to his trophy case.
COED Girl of the Day
Meet Emily Whitmire, who scored the first victory of her UFC career at UFC 226 in Las Vegas before giving us one of the most viral moments of the night.
Drake is keeping up a busy summer by releasing a new freestyle. On Saturday, July 7, Drake followed up his “Scorpion” double-album by making an appearance on Link Up TV to drop his “Behind Barz” freestyle. In the latest track, Drake reminisces about his career on the mic.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view on Saturday, July 7 with the biggest event of the year. UFC 226 — which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas — is headlined by a champion vs. champion superfight that sees heavyweight titleholder Stipe Miocic putting his belt on the line against light heavyweight king Daniel Cormier. The full results and video highlights from Saturday night’s UFC 226 pay-per-view can be seen below.
Highlight of the Day
Brock Lesnar crashed UFC 226 following Daniel Cormier’s main event win, setting up a potential superfight in the future.
Food of the Day
The “is a hot dog a sandwich” debate just got a little more interesting thanks to this new “round hot dog.”