Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 7/17

Turn up, it is Tuesday, July 17. 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

It’s watch list season, and the Bednarik Award has released its 2018 watch list for the college football season. Every year, the Bednarik Award is delivered to the top player in college football and none other than Houston Cougars star Ed Oliver leads the way entering the upcoming season.

Kyler Murray is one of the most exciting prospects in college football entering the 2018 season, but could the Oklahoma football standout be fighting for his job? If you believe Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley, Murray is currently in a battle for the team’s No. 1 quarterback job after being selected by the Oakland Athletics with the No. 9 overall pick in the recent amateur MLB amateur draft.

COED Girl of the Day

Meet Sofia Huerta, a midfielder for the United States women’s national team.

Entertainment News

HBO has come out with some pretty remarkable documentaries on larger than life personalities over the last year — Andre the Giant, Garry Shandling and Elvis Presley to name a few — and Come Inside My Mind, a Robin Williams documentary, seems like it’s going to be the most emotional of the bunch.

Highlight of the Day

Now that is a bat flip.

Food of the Day

We have gone too far in this country. For some reason, people are now wrapping slices of pizza around a philly cheesesteak sandwich.

Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 7/16