Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 4/3

It’s Wednesday, April 3, and the week is now in full swing. 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

Duke entered the 2019 NCAA Tournament as the clear favorite to cut down the nets in Minneapolis with star freshmen Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett. The Blue Devils lost to Michigan State in the Elite Eight 68-66 as they were unable to get the right shot late in the game. Even with the loss, Williamson and Barrett were still named first-team Associated Press (AP) All-Americans.

Zion Williamson just finished one of the most exciting freshman seasons in the history of college basketball. The South Carolina native averaged 22.6 points per game on 68 percent shooting, wowing fans and NBA scouts alike with his explosiveness and speed on the court. His athletic accomplishments at Duke not only impressed NBA scouts, but also Team USA.


COED Girl of the Day

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bare faced in Mexico

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Today, we feature Sierra Knapp, a student at San Diego State University. Sierra is a member of the Delta Gamma sorority on campus.


Entertainment News

Fyre Festival was an epic disaster. The failed music festival which left hundreds of overly rich kids stranded on an island in less than stellar condition led to a six-year prison sentence for founder Billy McFarland. But it was the cast of social media influencers, including Kendall Jenner, (and Ja Rule) who really helped promote the fantasy concept.

Eric Holder, aka Shitty Cuz, was identified as the murder suspect in the shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was gunned down in broad daylight in front of his clothing store in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 31. Holder was a known gang member associated with the Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips, the same gang Nipsey had previously publicly revealed he was a part of.


Highlight of the Day

Zion nearly broke the backboard in a pickup game 😳

(via @SLAMonline) pic.twitter.com/cHzbvLixGJ

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 3, 2019

Zion Williamson was too much for the backboard during a pickup basketball game.


Food of the Day

@KariVanHorn sometimes FB is good for something. pic.twitter.com/hIVYvBZLjm

— 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙚𝙧𝙒𝙚𝙨 (@ProducerWes) April 2, 2019

Who is putting taquitos inside of their burritos from now on?