Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 8/11

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The weekend is finally here, with Saturday, Aug. 11. 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

Police are investigating a threat against a Penn State football game. On Friday, Aug. 10, reports surfaced that authorities are looking into a threat that was made on social media that was made by a Twitter user named @DanielTheDuck8 who tagged multiple Penn State accounts.

This week, the Rutgers football program is featured as the Uniform of the Week. The Scarlet Knights have received a new look courtesy of adidas, with a New York Giants-inspired look being introduced for the New Jersey school.


Busted Coverage Girl of the Day

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Meet Skyler Simpson from the University of South Florida. The student and part-time model is a speech pathology major at USF.


Entertainment News

Nicki Minaj dropped her fourth studio album Queen on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 through Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records. The album was initially scheduled to drop on June 15, but was later pushed back to Aug. 10. The album was pushed back yet again to Aug. 17 after Minaj had to clear a song which sampled legendary singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman. It marks Minaj’s first studio album since the 2014 hit Pinkprint.

Nicki Minaj dropped her new album Queen on Friday, Aug. 10. One of the tracks, “Barbie Dreams,” calls out a number of men in the industry including Meek Mill, DJ Khalid, Odell Beckham, Drake, Young Thug, Eminem and more.


Highlight of the Day

Welcome to the league, Sam Darnold 🙌 (via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/U5HDH9pdEG

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 11, 2018

New York Jets rookie Sam Darnold made a positive impression in his first preseason game, keeping his eyes downfield and showing off mobility before moving out of the pocket to throw his first touchdown strike.


Food of the Day

Who doesn’t love some bread and cheese dip? Check out this recipe for a guaranteed hit.