Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 3/26

It’s Tuesday, March 26, and are you missing the NCAA Tournament yet?. 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

Celebrity attorney and attention craver Michael Avenatti is back in the headlines. According to reports, Avennati is being charged for attempting to extort more than $20 million from Nike. NBC News reports Avenatti attempted “to extract more than $20 million in payments from Nike by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met.”

The first two rounds of the 2019 NCAA Tournament are in the books. All of the No. 1 seeds advanced to the Sweet 16 in March Madness and only two teams are seeded No. 5 or lower. Following opening weekend, the national championship odds have now seen a slight shift, according to Darren Rovell.


COED Girl of the Day

Today, we feature Natalie Buffett, a student at Southern Methodist University. Natalie is a growing social media influencer who uses her Instagram page to highlight her travel and modeling shots.


Entertainment News

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor took to social media in the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday, March 26, to announce he has decided to retire from mixed martial arts.

Lonzo Ball and Big Baller Brand appear headed or an ugly split. Not only does it seem like the oldest son of LaVar Ball and the former No. 2 overall pick of the Los Angeles Lakers is ready to leave the brand that he owns 50 percent of, but the Big Baller Brand as a whole could be coming to an end.


Highlight of the Day

Scottie Lewis threw down a windmill over THREE people 😱 #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/OfLWJRNP9V

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 26, 2019

Scottie Lewis showed off some unrivaled bounce with this incredible windmill dunk over three people.


Food of the Day

CHICKEN-FRIED BACON + BRISKET BALLS at @RODEOHOUSTON (Cred: @Tiogar) pic.twitter.com/qmLYrLWyHU

— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) March 22, 2019

Bacon and brisket are already A+ dishes on their own. But what about when both of the products are chicken fried? Yeah, we will want to try that out.