Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 8/16

It’s Throwback Thursday, Aug. 16. 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 2018 College Football season is just ten days away, and with the new season knocking on the door, there is a slew of great matchups coming along with it. We hope you’re ready for some heavyweight matchups because here is a list of the top 5 matchups you can expect to see on opening weekend:

If you are a fan of college football, it’s time to get excited. Not only is the start of the regular season just around the corner, but the Clemson Tigers and LSU Tigers have agreed to face off in a future home-and-home series that will mark the first regular season meeting between the two squads.

COED Girl of the Day

This week, we turn our attention to Julia Reece from Jacksonville State.

Entertainment News

Music legend Aretha Franklin was reported as “in grave condition” after being taken to a Detroit hospital, according to multiple reports. The singer was “not doing well,” according to a Philadelphia reporter, and was surrounded by her closest family and friends. Shobiz411 was the first to report the news. On Thursday, Aug. 16, Franklin passed away.

With the start of the fall semester just around the corner, it’s time for college students to prepare for the loads of overpriced books you will be hauling across your campus. And having the right backpack is crucial to your college experience because it will help you stay organized, help you remember your must-have supplies for class, and even allow you to make a fashion statement.

Viral Clip of the Day

Every time Zion Williamson leaves his feet, he’s shooting for the moon.

Food of the Day

There is no better way to start off your day as a New Yorker than to hitting up Best Bagel & Coffee on West 35th Street in Manhattan.

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