Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 1/4

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It’s Friday, January 4, so it’s time to gear up for national championship weekend. 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 Old Dominion football program has received a major boost. On Thursday, January 3, it was announced that the Monarchs have received a giant donation to renovate the stadium. According to WEB – 3, the Monarchs have received $3 million to renovate the stadium.

An Auburn football standout has announced his NFL plans. On Thursday, January 3, Tigers wide receiver Darius Slayton announced that he would be forgoing his final years of eligibility in order to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.


COED Girl of the Day

Today, we feature Paige Almendariz, a student at the University of Las Vegas. Paige is a member of the UNLV soccer team. The West Sacramento native is a sophomore member of the team and is currently undecided on her major.


Entertainment News

Former President Barack Obama is now making waves in the music industry. On Thursday, January 3, it was announced that Obama has made his way to the Billboard R&B charts for his “Hamilton” collaboration.

Slim Jxmmi, who is one half of the hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, could be finding himself in legal issues after video surfaced involving the rapper in a street fight. TMZ was first to share the video of the fight, which reportedly sent one person to the hospital with stab wounds.


Viral Clip of the Day

Brady vs. Gronk 👀 #tbt

(via @thecheckdown)pic.twitter.com/aIf4udunjU

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 3, 2019

If you ever wondered what Rob Gronkowski would look like as a defensive back, well, he can’t even cover Tom Brady.


Food of the Day

NEW Footlong Pressed Burrito Dog at @hornets (Cred: @LevyRestaurants) 🌭🌭 pic.twitter.com/Wywd0WgDND

— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) January 2, 2019

The Charlotte Hornets know how to give the people what they want.