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Posted on January 8th, 2019 in 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by rgeneral

Watching the first five minutes of the 2019 College Football National Championship produce 21 combined points, I sat back in awe. I’ve been lucky enough to cover college football for the past five years, but I’d never seen a game start, or finish, quite like this one. After the roller-coaster-like first several drives my advisor, …

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Posted on January 8th, 2019 in 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by rgeneral

By Robby General | @rgeneraljr Sports Capital Journalism Program SAN JOSE, Calif. – You couldn’t wipe the smile away from Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney’s face. Standing at midfield surrounded by reporters, fans and a seemingly endless stream of orange and purple confetti falling within Levi’s Stadium, he gave an elated postgame speech.

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Posted on January 8th, 2019 in 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by rgeneral

By Josh Roller | @Roller_01 Sports Capital Journalism Program SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Clemson Tigers have been a part of the College Football Playoff for the past four straight seasons and have compiled a 55-4 record in that span. When coach Dabo Swinney took over the program midway through the 2008 season, it had …

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Posted on January 8th, 2019 in 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by rgeneral

By Josh Roller | @Roller_01 Sports Capital Journalism Program SAN JOSE, Calif. – Two years ago, Bill Clark did not have a football team. The University of Alabama at Birmingham had disbanded the program for financial reasons in 2015, after Clark had coached the Blazers to a 6-6 record in his first season. The role …

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Posted on January 8th, 2019 in 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by rgeneral

By Josh Roller | @Roller_01 Sports Capital Journalism Program SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The faces of dejection had just walked through a cloud of orange and blue confetti. There were Alabama players, at the end of a championship night that could have been a coronation for a decade-long dynasty, sitting in their uniforms staring at …

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Posted on January 8th, 2019 in 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by rgeneral

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Robby General, writing for Newsday, highlights how Clemson stunned Alabama 44-16 in the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship with the help of true freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence.  Read full story here.

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Posted on January 6th, 2019 in 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by rgeneral

By Robby General and Josh Roller | @rgeneraljr @Roller_01 SAN JOSE, Calif. – For the third time in four years, Alabama and Clemson will meet in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. The teams split their previous two championship meetings, with Alabama winning in 2016 and Clemson in 2017. Alabama holds a 2-1 advantage …

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Posted on January 6th, 2019 in 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, Student Work by rgeneral

By Robby General | @rgeneraljr Sports Capital Journalism Program SAN JOSE, Calif. – Members of the College Football Playoff administration are scheduled to meet on Monday to consider the possibility of discussing future expansion of the four-team event. The playoff’s governance includes the board of managers, comprised of 11 university presidents and chancellors representing each …

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