Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 8/5

The weekend is winding down, with Sunday, Aug. 5 marking your final day to get out and enjoy some free time before heading back the Monday blues are back. 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

Alabama football fans and fans in general across the country have been speculating about the future of Jalen Hurts in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide signal-caller is battling Tua Tagovailoa for the team’s starting job and many believe Hurts, who led the Crimson Tide to two consecutive national championship game appearances, would transfer if he was not at the top of the depth chart. Hurts has been quiet about the speculation and rumors, but that silence ended on Saturday, Aug. 4 when he finally spoke to the media.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is on paid administrative leave after reports surfaced that he knew of the troubling past of former Buckeyes wide receivers coach Zach Smith, which involved multiple instances of domestic violence. Reports claim that Meyer was aware of the allegations dating back at least five years, which is something he previously denied. But while Meyer is under fire for his possible knowledge of the abuse, Buckeyes fans are standing by him.

COED Girl of the Day

After a thrilling UFC 227 event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night, UFC ring girl Chrissy Blair is the featured girl of the day. Blair can always be seen sitting cageside during the promotion’s biggest events, while also modeling for some of the biggest companies in fashion when she’s away from the sport.

Entertainment News

UFC 227 took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on Saturday night. Throughout the night, there were a number of incredible finishes and results, including one shocking result that saw a champion dethroned. In the main event, TJ Dillashaw made an emphatic statement and closed the door on the Cody Garbandt chapter of his career.

August is here and we’re moving on to the end of the year for movies. There’s no shortage of great films headed our way. From action to comedy to suspense, there’s a lot to look forward to this Fall and Winter. Check out these five new trailers and plan your night at the theater in advance!

Viral Clip of the Day

.@BrianDawkins has a message for all of his haters 💯

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 5, 2018

Brian Dawkins delivered an incredible induction speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony, giving a brilliant message to his haters.

Food of the Day

If you need to relax in the summer heat to bring your weekend to an end, why not enjoy a refreshing Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer to help you cool down?