Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 8/2

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It’s Thursday, Aug. 2, and it’s time to tackle the new month head on. 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

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s future with the Buckeyes could be in question. After a bombshell report from college football insider Brett McMurphy alleged that Meyer had previous knowledge of domestic abuse allegations against assistant Zach Smith dating back to 2015, the university announced that the head coach has been placed on paid administrative leave while they conduct an investigation.

A bombshell report dropped on Wednesday morning, indicating Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer lied about his knowledge of previous domestic violence allegations against former wide receiver coach Zach Smith, who was recently fired from the Buckeyes. Former ESPN college football insider Brett McMurphy wrote a lengthy post on Facebook detailing text messages he obtained that appear to indicate Meyer knew about the allegations.

COED Girl of the Day

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If you can't tell I love flowers

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Meet Scarlett Manley, an incoming freshman at the University of Southern California.

Entertainment News

A new month, August, means a new exciting opener to new movie releases! Make your way to the nearest cinema or movie theater, pop some popcorn out, splatter that buttery goodness on the snack, recline, and sit back with relaxation in your solace: a place with yourself and the movie screen!

“ESPN 8: The Ocho” is returning on Aug. 8, 2018 for the second straight year. The Worldwide Leader in Sports will be replacing its regularly-scheduled programming on ESPN 2 on Wednesday, Aug. 8, to bring sports fans across the country some rarely-seen sports on the rebranded channel, “ESPN 8: The Ocho presented by KFC Battle of the Buckets” for 24-hours.

Viral Clip of the Day

We still can't believe this sequence ended with a goal. 😳

(📍 @Target)

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 2, 2018

Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. The MLS All-Stars were reminded of that on Wednesday in their match against Italian club Juventus when this wild sequence ended with a goal.

Food of the Day

Soul Cupcakes by @breescakesLA: Cornbread Cake, Mac N Cheese Layers, Candied Yams Layers, Mashed Potato Frosting, Gravy Drizzle + Fried Chicken

— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) July 31, 2018

If you’re in the mood for some Southern cooking, check out these “cupcakes” that are made of cornbread and topped with mac ‘n cheese, candied yams, mashed potato “frosting,” gravy drizzle and fried chicken from Bree’s Cakes in Los Angeles.