Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 10/8

Happy Columbus Day, everyone. It’s Monday, Oct. 8, the second Monday of the month. 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 Associated Press has dropped its rankings in the AP Top 25 poll for Week 6 of the college football season. While the top teams have remained strong through the opening month and a half of the season, there was a major shakeup in Week 6 when three top tens suffered upset losses — LSU, Oklahoma, and Auburn. That means there were plenty of shakeups in the latest rankings.

Reese Donahue, a defensive lineman for the WVU football team, scored big over the weekend. Not only did the Mountaineers score a big win over Kansas on Saturday that landed them at No. 6 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll, he shared a special moment in his life when he proposed to his girlfriend, now fiancee Sarah Moore, at midfield while “Country Roads” was playing over the loudspeakers of the stadium.


COED Girl of the Day

Meet Cait Little, a student at the University of Alabama.


Entertainment News

Lil Wayne was just a few songs into his set at the A3C Festival in Atlanta, Georgia late Sunday night when panic erupted. According to reports and videos on social media, fans fled the venue. There are reports that an altercation broke out nearby the stage and that the crowd began fleeing which caused others to panic as Weezy was rushed off the stage.

It’s Monday, October 8, the second Monday of the month meaning it is Columbus Day 2018. Because it is a holiday, you could have some questions about whether you will be able to go about your regular routine to start off the new week. We are here to answer those questions.


Viral Clip of the Day

All hell breaks loose at #UFC229 pic.twitter.com/F4G2r00jdl

— ZombieProphet (@GIFsZP) October 7, 2018

UFC 229 ended in absolute chaos after Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor to retain his lightweight championship. After choking out McGregor, Khabib jumped out of the cage and attacked McGregor teammate Dillon Danis.


Food of the Day

If you thought Flamin’ Hot Cheetos changed the game, wait until you see this Cheetos Popcorn that will be sold at Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena games during the upcoming NHL season, making them the first sports venue to sell the product.