Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 4/18

It’s Thursday, April 18, the weekend is almost here. 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 News

Kansas basketball head coach Bill Self vocally described his NBA intention’s the other day. Self has continuously been involved with NBA head coaching rumors since he became the coach for Kansas. It was reported that the Chicago Bulls had interest in Self. However, Self has made it very clear that he has no interest in leaving the Jayhawks program.

LSU experienced one of its best athletic years in recent memory. The Tigers won the Fiesta Bowl, took home the SEC regular season title in basketball, and made the Sweet 16 for the first time in over a decade. Despite all of LSU’s athletic success this year, athletic director Joe Alleva will reportedly step down from his position


COED Girl of the Day

Today, we feature Olivia Elrod, a student at the University of Georgia. The Bulldog has put together a growing social media following of nearly 30,000 followers on Instagram.


Entertainment News

Beyonce has surprised fans with a new live album. The album, Homecoming: The Live Album, features audio from her iconic performance at Coachella in 2018. The live album accompanies the release of Homecoming: A Film By Beyonce on Netflix.

The Los Angeles Chargers are the big winners on social media thanks to a brilliant series of tweets ahead of the NFL regular season schedule release. We already know the team’s opponents for the new league year, so the Chargers created an incredible Twitter thread comparing their future foes to different flavors of Pop Tarts.


Highlight of the Day

Giannis a straight bully 😤 pic.twitter.com/iyxarINUwO

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 18, 2019

What have we done to deserve the Greek Freak?


Food of the Day

$2.50 soft taco Tuesday at Petco Park. @Padres are the best!!! pic.twitter.com/OV8uquMOQn

— S. Preston (@PootPoot) April 17, 2019

We may be a little late, but we need to find our way to a San Diego Padres home game this season.