Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 4/29

It’s Monday, April 29, so let’s start a new week off strong as the month comes to an end. 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

Dwane Simmons, a junior defensive back for the Washington football team, was shot and killed early Sunday morning in Topeka, Kansas. Also injured in the shooting was roommate and teammate Corey Ballentine, who had been selected by the New York Giants in the NFL Draft hours earlier.

The 2019 NFL Draft is in the books. After three days, a number of players had their longtime dreams come true of making it to the pros. Unfortunately, some players sat through seven rounds without hearing their names called and will now have to work extra hard to make a roster as an undrafted free agent. Among the undrafted free agents are underclassmen who made the decision to leave school early. This year, among the record-setting 144 underclassmen who gave up their college eligibility, 49 were not selected.

SEC football is king. We know that college football is treated as a religion in the south and some of the best programs in the nation are pumped out of the southeastern region, but the SEC confirmed its dominance on the national scene with a new record at the 2019 NFL Draft. When the seven rounds were all said and done with 254 players hearing their names called, a whopping 64 of them came from SEC programs.


COED Girl of the Day

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Today, we feature Julia Mattos, a student at the University of Central Florida. Julia is a member of the Kappa Delta sorority on campus.


Entertainment News

The Game of Thrones final season is in full swing and the highly-anticipated “Battle of Winterfell” has wreaked havoc. In season 8, Episode 3, we saw a number of main characters die and now we will get to see the fallout in Westeros in just one week. Immediately following Sunday night’s episode, HBO released the trailer for next week’s season 8, episode 4.

The latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Endgame, found overwhelming success on opening weekend around the world. The signs were already there that Avengers: Endgame was set up for a record-setting debut at the box office following the incredibly high demand for tickets.


Highlight of the Day

9-year-old Sha’keir Willis hit the half-court game winner at the buzzer and walked off like it was nothing 🤭 (via @burbankraptors) #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/XJkZx2WtH9

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 29, 2019

Absolutely cold-blooded.


Food of the Day

FRIED MAC N CHEESE at @Royals (Cred: @TheKFoods) 🧀🧀 pic.twitter.com/vQj0cI45lM

— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) April 28, 2019

The Kansas City Royals have made mac ‘n cheese stadium friendly with these incredible fried mac ‘n cheese bites.