Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 2/7

It’s Throwback Thursday, February 7. 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 Miami Hurricanes have undergone a lot of change since their 35-3 bowl game loss to Wisconsin on December 27, 2018. Former head coach Mark Richt resigned and the university wasted no time in promoting defensive coordinator Manny Diaz to head coach. Ever since he took the job, he has taken full advantage of the transfer portal, adding high profile transfers Tate Martell, Bubba Bolden, and KJ Osborn.

Not too long ago, Lane Kiffin was offensive coordinator of the Alabama Crimson Tide. His reign lasted from 2014 to 2017. It was in 2017 when Kiffin took the head coaching job at Florida Atlantic University. Instead of finishing out his offensive role at Alabama, head coach Nick Saban relieved him of his duties ahead of the national championship game.

COED Girl of the Day

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

Entertainment News

Ja Rule has returned to the headlines in recent weeks thanks to documentaries by Netflix and Hulu that detail the disaster that was Fyre Festival. Ja Rule was involved in the failed music festival along with Billy McFarland, who was sentenced to six years in jail after everything came crashing down.

Michael “Doc” Thompson, a conservative radio personality who worked for The Blaze, was killed on Tuesday evening in a horrific jogging accident. According to a report from CBS News, Thompson was struck by a train in Haltom City, Texas. Thompson was 49 years old.

Highlight Of The Day

This is the full 2:50 of Kevin Durant addressing why he hasn't been talking to the media lately: "I just don't trust none of y'all."

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 7, 2019

Kevin Durant is no longer playing away with the media.

Food of the Day

NEW this weekend at @thebbtcenter: Chicken & Waffles (Cred: @FlaPanthers)

— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) February 6, 2019

BB&T Arena in Broward County is bringing us the latest incredible rendition of chicken and waffles.