Rest up and enjoy the final day of the weekend, Sunday, Aug. 12. 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
The Maryland football program is just three weeks from its season-opener against the Texas Longhorns at FedExField, but questions are surrounding the Terrapins and head coach DJ Durkin. On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Terrapins placed Durkin on paid administrative leave as the university investigates the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair and as reports of a “toxic culture” surround the program.
The Ole Miss Rebels will have a new mascot starting in 2018. On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Rebels officially unveiled their new mascot, Tony the Landshark, after new Landshark mascot comes after the university decided to retire Rebel the Bear. Rebel the Bear had been the mascot since 2010. The previous mascot was Colonel Reb, who was retired in 2003.
Busted Coverage Girl of the Day
Meet Tessa from Florida State, another solid entry into the Girl of the Day from the ACC and state of Florida.
It is hard to believe it’s been five years since the death of actor Paul Walker. On Saturday, Aug. 11, a documentary chronicling his life, titled I Am Paul Walker, premiered on the Paramount Network. The documentary was directed by Adrian Buitenhuis, who also directed I Am Heath Ledger.
Highlight of the Day
Nevada wide receiver Elijah Cooks is setting a great tone for the 2018 college football season, hauling in an incredible one-handed touchdown grab during practice.
Food of the Day
Panera Bread is really stepping up their game, taking its iconic bread boul and introducing a double bread bowl that was created for National Best Friend Day.