Posted on January 16th, 2022 in 2021-22 College Football Playoff National Championship by Malcolm Moran

(Editor’s note: IUPUI journalism students have covered the College Football Playoff National Championship since its inaugural game in 2015. This year, for the first time, four students – Meghan Rominger, Bryan Carter, Jordan Morey and Zach Powell — covered the game. Here are the moments they will remember.)   Ten years later, another once-in-a-lifetime experience …

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Posted on January 14th, 2022 in 2021-22 College Football Playoff National Championship by Malcolm Moran

By Meghan Rominger | @MeghanRominger Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — The first cold-weather location to host a College Football Playoff National Championship added another major sporting event to a collection that has dramatically transformed the image of this city in the last half century. A traditional morning-after news conference designed to pass the hosting …

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Posted on January 13th, 2022 in 2021-22 College Football Playoff National Championship by Emily Turnier

M.A. in Sports Journalism students Zach Powell and Bryan Carter covered the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship game, and analyzed the Jan. 10 match-up. No. 3 Georgia won its first national title since 1980, defeating No. 1 Alabama 33-18 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Watch the analysis here, and read more student coverage …

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Posted on January 13th, 2022 in 2021-22 College Football Playoff National Championship by Malcolm Moran

By Meghan Rominger | @MeghanRominger Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — As a high school quarterback dreaming of one day making it big, Georgia’s Stetson Bennett IV was aware of his strengths, the areas of his game that needed improvement, and the weaknesses that scouts and teams couldn’t easily overlook. On the shorter side for …

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Posted on January 12th, 2022 in 2021-22 College Football Playoff National Championship by Malcolm Moran

By Zach Powell | @ZiggidyZach_ Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – Three days of discussions among members of the College Football Playoff management committee concluded on Monday without any consensus on how an expansion of the four-team field could be executed. More than six months after a 12-team field was proposed, ten conference commissioners plus …

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Posted on January 11th, 2022 in 2021-22 College Football Playoff National Championship by Malcolm Moran

By Jordan Morey | @JordanAMorey Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — As the Heisman Trophy winner’s pass sailed down the left sideline, Georgia coach Kirby Smart experienced Déjà Vu. Smart wasn’t taken back to the bludgeoning the Bulldogs received in the Southeastern Conference Championship game against Alabama last month. Nor did he go back to …

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Posted on January 10th, 2022 in 2021-22 College Football Playoff National Championship by Malcolm Moran

Editor’s Note: Four students from the Sports Capital Journalism Program at IUPUI are covering the College Football Playoff National Championship. Here are their predictions for the 2022 game: Coaching edge? Saban over Smart.  Quarterback edge? Young over Bennett.  Mental/Confidence edge? Alabama, for its win over Georgia last month in the SEC Championship game along with …

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Posted on January 10th, 2022 in 2021-22 College Football Playoff National Championship by Malcolm Moran

By Meghan Rominger | @MeghanRominger Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — Footballs whizzing through the air, Bulldog and Crimson Tide branded Indy cars, and Dr. Pepper pong: there was no shortage of football-themed fun this weekend at the Playoff Fan Central event at the Indiana Convention Center. Georgia and Alabama fans, along with some neutral …

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Posted on January 10th, 2022 in 2021-22 College Football Playoff National Championship by Malcolm Moran

By Jordan Morey | @JordanAMorey Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — University of Cincinnati head football coach Luke Fickell will be the first to tell you he doesn’t enjoy awards. For Fickell, the worst day of the year is when the first-teamers are named by the American Athletic Conference. Fickell has built his program on …

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