Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 12/17

It’s Monday, December 17, and it’s time to kickoff another week with Christmas just around the corner. 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

Jalen Hurts has had an incredible career with the Alabama football program. After leading the Crimson Tide to back-to-back national championship game appearances, however, he found himself reduced to a backup role when star freshman Tua Tagovailoa entered the game and led the Crimson Tide to victory.

It’s that time. On Saturday, December 15, the college football bowl season officially kicks off with dozens of games across the country taking place over the course of the next few weeks. Of course, the games that all eyes will be on are the College Football Playoff, featuring the Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and Oklahoma Sooners.

COED Girl of the Day

Today, we feature Haley Cureton, a student at the University of North Florida. Haley is a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority on campus.

Entertainment News

Longtime partners ESL and Intel jointly held an announcement stating their latest plan to invest $100 million to Esports in hopes to accelerate its growth. After 18 years, this partnership is the longest standing in all of esports.

Viral Clip of the Day

You can’t say anything bad about Lonzo Ball’s defense.

Food of the Day

After the Philadelphia Eagles shocked the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football, it’s only appropriate to feature the Philly Cheesesteak.

Intel & ESL's $100 Million Investment Into Esports