Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 4/9

It’s Tuesday, April 9, and we can still hear the Virginia Cavaliers celebrating the first national championship in school history. 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 the books and the Virginia men’s basketball team are your national champions. On Monday, April 8, the top-seeded Cavaliers faced off against the No. 3 seed Texas Tech Red Raiders at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was a back-and-forth game that went down to the wire, with Tony Bennett’s squad ultimately earning an overtime win.

We all were waiting for it, and it is finally here. Here is the “One Shining Moment” highlight video for the 2019 NCAA Tournament.


COED Girl of the Day

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Today, we feature Tiffany Suarez, a former student-athlete at the University of Virginia. Suarez, a former member of the Cavaliers’ women’s basketball team, is the perfect choice for today as Virginia celebrates the first-ever men’s basketball national championship following the Cavaliers’ overtime win over Texas Tech on Monday.


Entertainment News

Late-rapper Nipsey Hussle will be honored on Thursday, April 11 at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. A special memorial service will be held with tickets to the public being made available on Tuesday, April 9. Tickets will be available for free, and they are expected to go fast.

Former WWE Women’s Raw Champion Ronda Rousey was reportedly battling through some serious pain during her historic main event match at Wrestlemania 35 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey alongside Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch. As it turns out, she reportedly suffered a “severe” injury.


Highlight of the Day

🚨 VIRGINIA CELEBRATES THE #NATIONALCHAMPIONSHIP 🚨

(via @marchmadness) pic.twitter.com/XPnDdeAz0A

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 9, 2019

A year ago they were the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed. This year, the Virginia Cavaliers are national champions.


Food of the Day

Uptown Manhattan is home to a bunch of hidden gems, and the “You Burrata Try It” burger from Locksmith Bar lives up to its name with an Angus beef patty topped with fried burrata, prosciutto, tomato salad, and balsamic glaze.