Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 3/28

It’s Thursday, March 28, and March Madness is finally about to be back in our lives. 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 2019 NCAA Tournament is in full swing with the opening weekend in the books. That means the competition is set to really ramp up with the Sweet 16 set to tip-off on Thursday, March 28 and continues through Friday, March 29.

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was hit with multiple federal charges earlier this week including extortion, bank fraud, and wire fraud. The news came shortly after Avenatti hinted that he had information involving a bribery scandal in college basketball involving Nike.


COED Girl of the Day

Today, we feature Athena Megaloudis, a student at the University of Alabama. Athena is a member of the Alpha Phi sorority on campus.


Entertainment News

The Last Watch will be a special documentary airing on HBO following the final season of the hit series Game of Thrones. HBO announced the two-hour Game of Thrones: The Last Watch documentary on Wednesday, March 27.

Eight years after the premiere of Game Of Thrones, the show has grown from an unknown gamble of a show to arguably the biggest television series to ever exist.


Highlight of the Day

9 seasons. 3 titles. Countless laughs.

The Pats thank Gronk with an emotional tribute video 🙌 (via @Patriots) pic.twitter.com/0jOGWTqlkF

— ESPN (@espn) March 27, 2019

The New England Patriots shared an emotional tribute to thank Rob Gronkowski for his career. Get your tissues ready.


Food of the Day

NEW BLOOPER BURGER at @Braves: 4x Patty, FOOTLONG 🌭, Chicken Tenders, 🧀 Sauce, Jalapeños + Candied Popcorn (Cred: @SunTrustPark) pic.twitter.com/re2HRBJHpy

— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) March 27, 2019

If the Atlanta Braves don’t give you a heart attack with their play, the concession stands will.