Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 7/20

The weekend is almost here! It’s Friday, July 20. 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

Watchlist season is in full swing as the 2018 college football season is just around the corner, and the Biletnikoff Award is just the latest prestigious honor to release its list of players to watch out for entering the upcoming year. Each year, “any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot back, and running back) who catches a pass is eligible for the award.”

Baker Mayfield. If you haven’t heard the name by now, it might be time to turn on SportsCenter. One of the most polarizing college stars since Johnny Manziel and the number one pick in this year’s draft has been nothing short of impressive at Browns minicamp and offseason workouts, surprising everyone with his underrated arm strength and accuracy.

COED Girl of the Day

Meet Chloe Kim, a four-time X Games gold medalist who was the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding medal at age 17.

Entertainment News

Continuing its tradition of being the creepiest show on television, American Horror Story released the title and first look at their eighth season: American Horror Story: Apocalypse.

Shark Week is an established American tradition arguably just as important as the Fourth of July or the Superbowl. Well, maybe not “as important” but it does have one thing the other two don’t which is sharks! (At least usually). Anyways the point is Shark Week starts on July 22nd and is looking to be one of the best ones yet. While in the past I will admit there have some disappointments such as “Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives” where all that was revealed was that the megalodon did not, in fact, live, as well as a special titled “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs Great White” which was supposed to feature a race between the two but ended up just being a simulation.

Highlight of the Day

51-year-old Dennis McCoy becomes the oldest BMX Vert rider in history to land a 900.

Food of the Day

Mexican-American fusion has reached its peak with this incredible enchilada dog from the Atlanta Braves.

Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 7/19
Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 7/19