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Ivan Maisel of ESPN.com accepted the Bert McGrane Award at the annual awards breakfast of the Football Writers Association of America on Monday morning. in Scottsdale, Ariz. The highest honor by the FWAA, the award is presented in recognition of contributions to the association and to college football and is recognized in the College Football …

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Posted on January 11th, 2016 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by fgogola

By Frank Gogola & Zach Wagner | @FrankGogola & @zachwagner22 Sports Capital Journalism Program SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Sports Capital Journalism Program students Frank Gogola and Zach Wagner have spent the last several days covering the Clemson and Alabama beats, respectively. Now, the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T is at hand and a champion — either …

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Editor’s Note: Sports Capital Journalism Program director Malcolm Moran, who covered Penn State’s 1987 Fiesta Bowl victory over Miami for The New York Times, wrote this article for the College Football Playoff National Championship Official Program. It was New Year’s Day 1987, and it felt odd to be in a hotel room rather than a …

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Posted on January 10th, 2016 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by fgogola

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner22 Sports Capital Journalism Program SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.– Brad Wright, Board Co-Chairman of the Arizona Organizing Committee, discussed topics ranging from the preparation for the second College Football Playoff National Championship, the role the Phoenix area plays as a host for large-scale events, and the anticipated economic impact. The game between No. …

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Posted on January 10th, 2016 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by fgogola

By Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola Sports Capital Journalism Program PHOENIX – Ryan Norton, a fifth-year senior offensive lineman for the Clemson Tigers, has seen it more times than he can count. A pass play is called. The team lines up in shotgun. The ball is snapped. Norton and the other offensive linemen engage their blocks. They’re …

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Posted on January 10th, 2016 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by ztwagner

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner22 Sports Capital Journalism Program SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Alabama coach Nick Saban said that the January 18 deadline for college football underclassmen to declare for the National Football League draft should be adjusted to accommodate participants in the expanded four-team College Football Playoff. “I wish they would move the declare date …

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Posted on January 10th, 2016 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by fgogola

By Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola Sports Capital Journalism Program SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz remembered the phone call like it was yesterday. Ferentz called Grambling State’s athletic department on the night of April 23, 1993. He was the Cleveland Browns offensive line coach at the time and was hoping someone, anyone would …

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Posted on January 10th, 2016 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by fgogola

Sixty minutes isn’t a long time. It’s a mere hour. That’s how long – short? – each team’s media session was during Saturday’s Media Day leading up to the College Football Playoff National Championship. That’s 3,600 seconds for Clemson. And 3,600 seconds for Alabama. Sounds like a long time. It isn’t. There are so many …

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Posted on January 9th, 2016 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by ztwagner

For years, I’ve heard the old adage that to be truly great at sports, having a high level of self confidence was key. After today’s Media Day at the College Football Playoff National Championship, I believe the same thing to be true about being a successful sports journalist. With an event of this importance, the …

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