Campus Connect: College Sports, Entertainment & Viral News – 5/17

It’s Friday, May 17, is anyone ready for the weekend? 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

The Michigan basketball program is in search of a new head coach following the departure of longtime coach John Beilein, who abruptly left for the NBA to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, one current NBA coach has emerged as a potential candidate.

We are still months away from the start of the 2019 college football season, but that won’t stop fans across the country. For fans of the Oregon Ducks and Auburn Tigers, their wait will be rewarded with a high-profile game under the lights.

COED Girl of the Day

Today, we feature Heather Thomas, a student at Texas State University.

Entertainment News

DJ Khaled dropped his album Father of Asahd on Friday, May 17 and one of the standout tracks is “Higher,” featuring John Legend and the late Nipsey Hussle. “Higher” is an inspirational track and appears to be one of Khaled’s favorite tracks from his project.

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has been making the media rounds during the final season of the HBO hit series. As you would expect, a lot of the interviews centered around plotlines and what it was like to portray the wildly popular Arya Stark.



Highlight of the Day

Iggy locked down Dame to take the 2-0 series lead 🔒

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 17, 2019

Damian Lillard was denied another clutch moment when Andre Iguodala locked him down at the end of Game 2.

Food of the Day

NEW @BeyondMeat VEGAN BURGER at @Rangers (Cred: @JaredSandler) 🍔🍔

— Kari Steele (@KariVanHorn) May 16, 2019

The New York Rangers are going healthy.