It’s Throwback Thursday, Aug. 9. 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
NCAA basketball players are going to benefit from new rules that were put in place to help student-athletes. The new rules will allow “elite” high school and college basketball players to have representation from agents while also being able to return to school if they go undrafted in the NBA Draft. The new rules were announced on Wednesday, Aug. 8, though some will not go into effect until 2019.
The Netflix hit series “Last Chance U” is returning for a fourth season. On Wednesday, it was announced that the docuseries will return to Netflix in Summer 2019 for a second straight year at Independence Community College in Kansas. The series, which was nominated for a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary, spent its first two years at East Mississippi Community College.
COED Girl of the Day
Meet Ashley Jae from Ole Miss, a member of the Rebels’ cheerleading squad.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be adding some new characters to the game for the first time. During Nintendo Direct on Wednesday, Aug. 8, it was announced that Donkey Kong villain King K. Rool will be added to the game as a playable character along with Castlevania hero Simon Belmont and his echo fighter, Richtor.
Comedian Kevin Hart is showing off his generosity. Hart announced that his charity “Help From the Hart Charity” has partnered with the Knowledge is Power Program and the United Negro College Fund to launch a $600,000 scholarship fund to help prospective college students pursue their degree. The Hart scholarship is awarded “based on students’ academic and personal achievements and may be renewed.”
Viral Clip of the Day
Chicago Bears backup quarterback Chase Daniel dressed up as a fan and ended up getting autographs from teammates during training camp.
Food of the Day
How hungry are you right now? Multiple that by 10, and you probably still aren’t hungry enough to chow down on the Gridiron Burger that will be offered up at Arizona Cardinals games this season. The seven-pound burger will be sold at University of Phoenix Stadium for the cool price of $75. The burger is topped with five 1/3 pound burger patties, five all beef hot dogs, five bratwursts, 20 slices of American cheese, eight slices of bacon, eight chicken tenders, 12 ounces of fries, lettuce, tomato, pickles & tanker sauce on a 10-inch bun.