Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 1/17

It’s Thursday, January 17, so let’s get ready for some throwbacks. 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

In a surprising turn of events, Jalen Hurts is heading to Oklahoma for his final year of eligibility. Many prophesized the former starter at Alabama, who subsequently lost his starting job to then-freshman standout and sophomore Heisman runner-up Tua Tagovailoa, to attend the likes of Maryland, Miami or TCU.

The Miami football program is set to land a major transfer. Late Tuesday night, January 16, the Hurricanes learned that former four-star quarterback Tate Martell is set to join the program. It’s a major get for new head coach’s Manny Diaz’s program.


COED Girl of the Day

Today, we feature Macy Thrasher, a student at Florida State University. Macy is a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority on campus.


Entertainment News

Lana Condor, born Tran Dong Lan, is a 21-year-old actress who was born in Can Tho, Vietnam. Condor stars as Saya Kuroki in the Syfy television series Deadly Class and is set to appear in the 2019 film Alita: Battle Angel as Koyomi K.

On Wednesday, January 16, the official music video for Lil Peep’s “16 Lines” was released. The video, produced by Smokeasac, it the latest single from Peep’s Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2.


Viral Clip of the Day

ICYMI: Harden dropped 58 and surpassed LeBron for most 50-point games among active players (13). pic.twitter.com/HuvNFaYw9u

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 17, 2019

There is no stopping James Harden from balling.


Food of the Day

BACON GUAC Burger at @Warriors (Cred: @LevyRestaurants) 🥓🥑 pic.twitter.com/LdgGOOZyyf

— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) January 17, 2019

Let’s take a minute to appreciate the Golden State Warriors for this amazing offering they have.