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Posted on February 27th, 2016 in 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by fgogola

By Alaa Abdeldaiem | @Abdeldaiem_Alaa Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — “Unreal.” Jason Fanaika sat at the center of the table in Lucas Oil Stadium, fielding each question reporters threw his way. The former Utah defensive tackle had much on his mind: his National Football League Scouting Combine weigh in earlier in the morning, his …

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Posted on February 27th, 2016 in 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by fgogola

By Kim Dunlap | @kimjdunlap Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS—National Football League players have been known to use their platforms to spread awareness about social issues. This week, at the NFL Scouting Combine, it has happened at least twice. Ezekiel Elliott of Ohio State and Vernon Hargreaves of Florida have used their high-profile college careers …

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Posted on February 26th, 2016 in 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, Program News by ztwagner

Written by Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola Video by Zach Wagner | @zachwagner22 Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – Bill Polian can still draw a crowd in Indianapolis. Even when he’s not speaking about who should be the No. 1 pick in the draft or who the Colts should take. Polian and Mark Dominik, ESPN NFL …

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Posted on February 26th, 2016 in 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by fgogola

By Alaa Abdeldaiem | @Abdeldaiem_Alaa Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — He describes himself as an on-field monster. At 6-feet, 4-inches and 312 pounds, former Stanford Cardinal guard Joshua Garnett has the size of one, too. A powerful frame and upper body strength help Garnett bury his opponents. His strong base and impressive hip torque …

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Posted on February 26th, 2016 in 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by fgogola

By Frank Gogola | @FrankGogola Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – Jim Thomas has been coming to Indianapolis to cover the National Football League Scouting Combine since 1991. Like his first few years at the Combine, he does not have a specific team to cover this week. That’s because Thomas was the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s …

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Posted on February 25th, 2016 in 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by fgogola

By Alaa Abdeldaiem | @Abdeldaiem_Alaa Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — If someone had said Christian Hackenberg’s draft stock would be in question three years ago, many would have scoffed. The quarterback from Penn State had just completed his freshman season, finishing with a 58.9 completion percentage, 2,955 yards and 20 touchdown passes. He was …

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Posted on February 25th, 2016 in 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by fgogola

By Alaa Abdeldaiem | @Abdeldaiem_Alaa Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — There was a moment in Connor McGovern’s mind when the three-year starting offensive lineman from Missouri thought he wouldn’t be ready for this week’s National Football League Scouting Combine. It was the first day of drills preparing for a Senior Bowl experience late last …

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Posted on February 24th, 2016 in 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by fgogola

By Kim Dunlap | @kimjdunlap Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — The horn sounds, and the player is shuttled to his next destination. That’s how interviews work at the National Football League Scouting Combine. Every team is allotted 60 formal interviews during the week, each one lasting 15 minutes. These interviews are important for several …

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Posted on February 24th, 2016 in 2016 NFL Scouting Combine by fgogola

By Sports Capital Journalism Program Staff | @SportsCapJour INDIANAPOLIS – Kim Dunlap and Alaa Abdeldaiem will represent the Sports Capital Journalism Program at IUPUI when they cover the National Football League Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Dunlap and Abdeldaiem will file reports as prospects are evaluated by NFL coaches and administrators. This is the …

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