Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 5/1

It’s Wednesday, May 1, so let’s start off a new month on the right foot. 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

Micalla Rettinger, a former softball player at the University of Northern Iowa, was shot and killed while driving home from work in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, April 28. As the 25-year-old Rettinger was driving home from work with two passengers, a bullet went through the driver’s window and struck her in the neck, according to CNN.com.

Matthew Boling is not human. The 18-year-old sprinter from Strake Jesuit in Houston, Texas blew away the competition at the Class 6A Region III track and field meet over the weekend. Boling competed in the 100-meter dash and set an all-time high school record with a blistering time of 9.98 seconds.


COED Girl of the Day

Today, we feature Danika Tramburg, a former student at Concordia University Wisconsin. Danika graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Entertainment Business. She is the reigning Miss Wisconsin USA.


Entertainment News

Triple Crown season is finally here, with the 2019 Kentucky Derby set to take place at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 4. The draw took place on Tuesday, April 30, with early betting favorite Omaha Beach getting the No. 12 post position.

A man who goes by Donta Tha Gift Taylor is claiming to be the father of rapper YNW Melly, who is behind doors in Florida and facing the death penalty for the alleged murder of his two close friends. Taylor is paying tribute to YNW Melly with a remix of his smash hit “Murder on my Mind” titled “Melly on my Mind.”


Highlight of the Day

"Kick save and a beauty!" 😂 pic.twitter.com/UkTwLc0eUU

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 1, 2019

Not quite as he planned it… or was it…


Food of the Day

Looking for a snack during the @Angels game? Find us topped with Pulled Pork at the SPUDS bar!! #mlbfood #TheHaloWay #atthebigA

📍 SPUDS Sec 130
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— Dutch Yellow Potatoes (@MelissasDYPs) April 30, 2019

We may have missed Taco Tuesday, but you can still get the same flavors with these “totchos” courtesy of the Los Angeles Angles.