Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 3/27

It’s Wednesday, March 27, so happy Hump Day. 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 lawyer Michael Avenatti has had an eventful 24 hours. On Monday, March 25, he was arrested in Manhattan for attempting to extort $20 million from Nike. He was also hit with multiple federal charges for bank and wire fraud in California. Despite that, Avenatti is doubling-down on his allegations against the sportswear giant.

Fran Belibi has been making headlines since she was a sophomore in high school. The Stanford commit from Colorado gained internet fame with videos of her dunking in the middle of a game. Her fame has reached a new level after becoming the second woman to win the dunk contest at the 2019 McDonald’s All-American Game.


COED Girl of the Day

Today, we feature Sidney Oakes, a student-athlete at Florida State University. Sidney is a member of the Florida State track and field team. The redshirt freshman is a member of the distance program during the outdoor season. She is also a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority on campus.


Entertainment News

Marvel Studios has set the internet on fire by dropping official character posters for Avengers: Endgame with just one month until the film hits theaters. To build anticipation for the film, the character posters show off those across the Marvel Universe with a nice little twist.

Congressman Mike Lee of Utah created a stir on social media with a wild, tongue-in-cheek speech on the Congress floor that included Aquaman, Tauntauns, Ronald Reagan on a velociraptor, and some scenes from the movie Sharknado. Lee’s presentation was to point out his criticism of the Green New Deal which was proposed by rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.


Highlight of the Day

LANCE HAD THE WHOLE BENCH SHOOK.

(via @NBATV)pic.twitter.com/2vBLtYDo04

— ESPN (@espn) March 27, 2019

Lance Stephenson took the defender’s soul and had the entire Lakers bench shook.


Food of the Day

NEW Shishito Peppers at @Rockies: Chorizo Queso 🧀, Thai Chili Vinaigrette + Green Chile (Cred: @AramarkSports) pic.twitter.com/x2UM6ybdj0

— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) March 26, 2019

Ballpark food is absolutely amazing, so thank god for the Colorado Rockies and this masterpiece which is a new twist to your traditional nachos and cheese.