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Posted on January 1st, 2016 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff Semifinal Cotton Bowl, Student Work by fgogola

Entering the College Football Playoff Semifinal as a student media member covering a national event, I didn’t know what to expect. While I have always been treated well as a member of student media, the ‘student’ title has often meant I didn’t get quite all the bells and whistles that professional media members are accustomed …

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Posted on January 1st, 2016 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff Semifinal Cotton Bowl, Student Work by fgogola

By Jessica Wimsatt | @Jessica_Wimsatt Sports Capital Journalism Program ARLINGTON, Texas — After Alabama’s overwhelming victory in the 80th annual Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, a tractor-trailer with a defining message sat parked in a corridor in AT&T Stadium just outside the Alabama locker room. The back doors were open, ready for loading for the trip …

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Posted on January 1st, 2016 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff Semifinal Cotton Bowl, Student Work by fgogola

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18 Sports Capital Journalism Program ARLINGTON, Texas – They thought they knew the challenge they were facing. The Michigan State Spartans examined the strengths of the Alabama Crimson Tide, searched for any weaknesses and planned to rely on their senior leadership to find a way to reach the College Football Playoff …

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Posted on January 1st, 2016 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff Semifinal Cotton Bowl, Student Work by fgogola

By Jessica Wimsatt | @Jessica_Wimsatt Sports Capital Journalism Program ARLINGTON, Texas –When the clock in AT&T Stadium hit zero, people across the nation were patiently waiting to start their midnight celebrations, but Alabama’s celebration had already started. Since the first day of 2015, after a College Football Playoff Semifinal loss to Ohio State, Alabama has …

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Posted on January 1st, 2016 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff Semifinal Cotton Bowl, Student Work by fgogola

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18 Sports Capital Journalism Program ARLINGTON, Texas – They had not envisioned an exit quite like this. The Michigan State Spartans slowly, silently made their way to the locker room at AT&T Stadium. A night that had begun with the possibility of passing through a threshold and heading toward the College …

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Posted on December 31st, 2015 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff Semifinal Cotton Bowl, Student Work by fgogola

Sports Capital Journalism Program students Jessica Wimsatt and Elizabeth Cotter discuss what’s at stake for Alabama and Michigan State in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic preview. The No. 2 Crimson Tide and No. 3 Spartans square off at 8:20 p.m. ET on Dec. 31 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, …

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Posted on December 30th, 2015 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff Semifinal Cotton Bowl, Student Work by fgogola

From AT&T Stadium in Arlington to the media hospitality room in the Omni Dallas Hotel, everything about the College Football Playoff is so grand. Media day was the first time I have ever experienced the stadium, the largest domed structure in the world. Television does not do it justice. The massive video board could light …

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Posted on December 30th, 2015 in 2015-16 College Football Playoff Semifinal Cotton Bowl, Student Work by fgogola

Sports Capital Journalism Program students Jessica Wimsatt and Elizabeth Cotter break down the matchup between No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Michigan State. The Crimson Tide and Spartans square off in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, which is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Dec. 31, 2015, at AT&T …

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